Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Blessed New Year..

It's been a year..

I was in Taiwan this time last year, celebrating New Year with the family i stayed with.. Watching fireworks at the top of the apartment i stayed..

Suddenly my phone rang..


He called..

It's kinda cold that time when i was in Taiwan, but my heart was warm when i received that phone call..

Sorry, this is the second time i'm not with you..

Thanks for being with me, going through all the ups and downs together with me.. Really.. Really appreciate that.. =) I hope i have do my part well this year too..

Looking forward to spend 2009 with you..

Now i wonder.. Am i going to receive a phone call tonight?

Anyway, blessed new year to all..=)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

New Year

The Parable of Tomorrow

I looked at the mountain.
It is too hard Lord, I said.
I cannot climb.
Take My Hand, He whispered.
I will be your strength.

I saw the road.
It is too long Lord, I said.
So rough and long.
Take My Love, He answered.
I will guide your feet.

I looked at the sky.
The sun is gone, I said.
Already it grows dark.
Take the lantern of My Word, He whispered.
That will be Light enough.

We climbed.
The road was narrow and steep
But the way was bright.
And when thorns reacched out,
they found His hand before they touched mine.
I knew it was His love
That kept my feet from stumbling.

Then I grew tired.
I can go no futher Lord, I said.
He answered, Night is gone.
Look up, My child.
I looked up and it was dawn.
Green valleys strecthed below.
I can go on alone now, I said.

And then i saw the marks.
Lord, Thou art wounded.
Thy hands are bleeding.
Thy feet are bruised.
Was it for me?
He whispered, I did it gladly.

Then i fell at His feet.
Lord, lead me on! I cried.
No road too long
No valley too deep
If Thou with me
We walk together now and shall forevermore.
-Ruth Zwell-

Three years back, Aunt Teresa ask us to paste this 'The Parable of Tomorrow' on our journal. To be honest, it didnt struck me much. Xp..

But now as it comes to the end and the beginning, and i read it agian, it means a lot to me. Knowing that I can take His hand, i can take His love, i can take His word, it really make my heart warm.

Uncle Gan asked a few question to us in his year end message..
Q:Have you evaluate yourself?

Q:Have you grow? In relationship with people?
A:With family, ok guar.. With him, asked him? Xp.. With friends, quite..

Q:Have you grow? Spiritually? In God's word?
A:I would be glad enough to say, Yes!

I dont know what will happen in next year.. But, I will continue trusting Him..

Blessed New Year to all!!! =)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Story

Christmas cant be Christmas without the Christmas story!

So, here goes..

The Shepherds and the Angels (Luke2:8-20)
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over thier flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel; said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests."

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them, But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

So, see.. That's what Christmas is all about! =)

Aside from that, a little update of Matt.. He is in Singapore now, performing with the Dithyrambic Singers.. Will be back on coming Friday noon, if i'm not mistaken.. Not reachable due to lousy line which got no roaming.. But was so rich to get a line from Singapore.. wow.. =.="

Next post, will be all about Christmas events.. tata=)