Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Be Patient


This is a true story which happened in the States.

A man came out of his home to admire his new truck. To his puzzlement, his
three-year-old son was happily hammering dents into the shiny paint of the

The man ran to his son, knocked him away, hammered the little boy's hands
into pulp as punishment.

When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to the hospital. Although
the doctor tried desperately to save the crushed bones, he finally had to
amputate the fingers from both the boy's hands.

When the boy woke up from the surgery & saw his bandaged stubs, he
innocently said, " Daddy, I'm sorry about your truck." Then he asked, "but
when are my fingers going to grow back?"
The father went home & committed suicide. Think about this story the next
time someone steps on your feet or u wish to take revenge. Think first
before u lose your patience with someone u love. Trucks can be repaired.
Broken bones & hurt feelings often can't.
Too often we fail to recognise the difference between the person and the
performance. We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge. People
make mistakes. We are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions we take
while in a rage will haunt us forever.

Pause and ponder. Think before you act. Be patient. Forgive & forget.
Love one and all.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Mission Nite in CGMC

Mission Nite, 16th June 2005 at 8.00 pm.
3 persons shared their experiences in Bangladesh, Thailand, China and amongst the Sengois in Perak. The presentations were about spreading God's word in different parts of the world. I found several points interesting. 1. We can actually do very little in terms of relieving immediate human needs like housing, food shortage, sanitation, medical care etc. Our time and monetary resources are limited and finite. 2. I believe it is the instant delivery of support, care and love which the people want and lack that make mission trips successful. 3. These trips "softened the hearts of the people and are good examples of Christian living and sharing" quoted Dr. Tai Kim Teng. I strongly agree with him. 4. Henceforth, it makes the job of the local pastor easier to talk about Christ. 5. Further, missions deepen the soul's hunger for the word of God. Missions are interesting! Field work is not for everyone. One can encourage and support mission activities (e.g. monetary pledges)

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

A Wonderful Trip

Our trip to Cameron Highlands on 29th May 2005 was truly wonderful. The weather was beautiful. Four families and 4 little guests from our church had so much fun. We should organise more trips of this sort. Thank God we went into the jungle and came out unhurt. The kids truly enjoyed themselves. Will we go back again? A resounding 'YEEEEES'.