THERE ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE SOMETHING TO WRITE ABOUT ALTHOUGH I NEVER KNOW BEFOREHAND WHAT IT WILL BE. God always finds something and always the subject is thought provoking. The following subjects are those that really ought to have our whole nation thinking. Of course, the ‘thought-shapers’ (Media, churches, schools) have their pet subjects all worked out, so no chance (yet) of a ground swell fascination for things other than their themes. Nevertheless, God uncovers things for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.
Once in every several weeks I go along to a Bible study group, where, on one occasion a certain student told me of a wonderful find a friend of his came across whilst working overseas. “This friend I know called Peter heard about fair-skinned tribes living in the Hindu Cush, not far from the Tarim Basin,” he said, “Some say that the Tarim Basin was the site of the Noahic flood.” So I asked him if he could contact this friend to get me more details. While this was going on another friend phoned me and asked “Have you heard of the Urumchi Mummies?” He began telling me about an article he read in a weekend edition of one of the national papers, some radio interviews he heard and a recent book he bought about these mummies. The book outlines the mummies as looking Nordic or Celtic and that they were buried north of the Tarim Basin in western China. Some of the mummies are over 3000 years old.
The writer of the book as well as the media were guessing as to what had become of the race of people of whom these mummies belonged. Nor, it seemed, could they work out why their culture died and if descendants live today .. if so, then where are they?