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Ada 3 meteor melintasi langit

Aku baca di yahoo.com bahwa bulan April 2010 ini tgl 22-26 antara pukul 10 malam hingga menjelang datangnya waktu sholat subuh terjadi hujan meteor yang dapat disaksikan dengan mata biasa diseluruh penjuru langit di Indonesia.

Maka aku menyempatkan diri untuk melihat fenomena alam ini, ketika malam tiba aku menengadah melihat langit yang luas dan bersih tanpa awan….dan aku mulai berdo’a kepada NYA agar dapat diperlihatkan keajaiban ciptaanNYa. Hari itu aku belum melihat adanya meteor dilangit….dan aku mencoba berbicara pada sang Khalik alam semesta ini agar aku diperkenankan melihat meteor. Kemudian beberapa hari kemudian ketika aku sedang do something upstair and see again to the sky…suddenly aku bisa melihat sepertinya ada benda langit yang kecil jauh dilangit berbinar seperti bintang dan….dia melintasi langit dari ujung ke ujung langit….wahh…indahnya, aku pikir pasti itulah meteor…karena kalau bintang tidak berjalan tapi tetap ditempat, dan aku melihat ada 3 benda langit yang bersinar terbang melintasi langit yang bersih dan gelap… terimakasih ya Allah sudah memperlihatkan kepadaku keajaiban ciptaanMu yang begitu hebat….

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Prof. Dr. Jerald Frederick Dirkins Surrendered To Islam

dirks_b“There is some irony in the fact that the supposedly best, brightest, and most idealistic of ministers-to-be are selected for the very best of seminary education, e.g. that offered at that time at the Harvard Divinity School. The irony is that, given such an education, the seminarian is exposed to … much … historical truth. .. As such, it is no real wonder that almost a majority of such seminary graduates leave seminary, not to “fill pulpits”, where they would be asked to preach that which they know is not true, but to enter the various counseling professions. Such was also the case for me, as I went on to earn a master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology.”

Prof.Dr. Dirks is a former minister (deacon) of the United Methodist Church. He holds a Master’s degree in Divinity from Harvard University and a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Denver. Author of “The Cross and the Crescent: An Interfaith Dialogue between Christianity and Islam” (2001), and “Abraham: The Friend of God” (2002). He has published over 60 articles in the field of clinical psychology, and over 150 articles on Arabian horses.
© 2002 (Abu Yahya) Jerald F. Dirks, M. Div, Psy. D. Reproduced below with his permission and segmented into six sections without any alternation or editing in the text content.

Childhood and Education
One of my earliest childhood memories is of hearing the church bell toll for Sunday morning worship in the small, rural town in which I was raised. The Methodist Church was an old, wooden structure with a bell tower, two children’s Sunday School classrooms cubbyholed behind folding, wooden doors to separate it from the sanctuary, and a choir loft that housed the Sunday school classrooms for the older children. It stood less than two blocks from my home. As the bell rang, we would come together as a family, and make our weekly pilgrimage to the church.
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