Sunday, December 22, 2013
"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls.Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights" (Hab 3:17-19)
A simple smile. A joy to love others. A hope for the bleak future. The people that I visted in Chiang Mai literally lived on the verse above. Though they have nothing, but yet they have strength, compassion and courage to live on.
A simple saying of 'God loves you' or A simple willingness to hear about the Gospel. They listened and they were moved. That is truly what faith is about, believing in a God who can calm their 'storms'.
I have been truly blessed. I have learnt so much more about myself in 5 days than in 27 years of my life.
Words cant comprehend the emotions I felt and I came back in a new perspective in life. The things I used to value are no longer valuable. I want to value things that are eternal. I have a God who loves me. Thats enough. That is truly enough.
May we all find the true essence of Christmas this year.
Here's wishing you all the joys of the season.