Meet Mao Nakamoto, 35, of Fukuoka City, Japan. Mao is a floor rep at this wholesale fashion shop in Fukuoka’s Tenjin Ward.
In Japan, the name “Mao” is quite unusual and rarely heard. When he told me his name, I asked him if it had anything to do with Mao Tse-tung, the chairman of the Chinese Communist Party from 1949 to 1976. He replied, “Yes, my parents may have had that name in mind when they gave it to me.”
Mao told me the Japanese characters used for his name. The meaning is really quite wonderful: 真生, translated into English means “Truly Alive!”
On seeing all the bright colors in the window, one can tell this wholesale shop is “fashioned” for the younger generation. There were all kinds of T-shirts with English wording. A few included: Atom Bomb Blasts, Amatuer Wireless, DIS OR DER and Smile Crisps. The one of which I simply had to take a picture was the one Mao is holding here.
Nothing in the world makes much sence (sp) these days, so perhaps people who speak in tongues may have something real from God in that the act itself could get a person’s mind off all the gunk going on in the world. Maybe speaking in tongues could cause a person’s mind to hear the wonderful works of God in another language.
In today’s world of confusion, uncertainty and unbalance perhaps we should head for the LIGHT of the world this weekend and remain in Him.
Jesus said, “I AM the light of the world. He that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” ⎯ and that would mean you would be MAO, or Truly Alive!