The title of this post is “borrowed” from an open letter of Vincent Goh dated 19th May. Vincent Goh is BN-SUPP candidate for Pelawan. He has just been re-elected by the people. He ended this letter with …
It has been an eventful five years since 2001 and I must say the journey, though sweet and bitter at times was made very meaningful with you by my side. For that, I am truly grateful. Till we meet again, I’ll still be WITH YOU, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. Thank you…
Yes, tomorrow when you wake up, it’s Sunday. For many, it’s another day – a family day, going to Church together, having breakfast at the favourite coffee shop, going to wet market ….
For many, the world seems to have changed. They have a new elected representative. Hopes, fears, frustrations, expectations, happiness, uncertainties… whatever it is, there are changes.
There are many unpredictable changes in life. Yet what warms my heart is to know that, in the midst of all this flux and change, one thing remains absolutely unchangeable – and that is the word of the Living God!
Yes, the message of the Bible never changes. It is always up-to-date, and always speaks to the issues of our time. The Bible is like a solid rock in the midst of a desert of shifting sand.
I remember the story of a man who went to see his friend who was an old music teacher. When he knocked on the door his old friend opened the door and greeted him. And the man, in his almost exagerated voice said, “Well good morning! What’s the good news for today?”
The old music teacher didn’t say a word. He just went back into the room, picked up a little rubber hammer, and struck a tuning fork that was hanging there. As the note sounded throughout the room he said, “That is ‘A‘. Now, that was ‘A‘ five thousand years ago and that will be ‘A‘ five thousand years in the future. The soprano across the hall sings off-key. The piano downstairs is out of tune. The baritone upstairs flats his high notes. But,” he said, striking the tuning fork again, “that is ‘A‘, and that, my friend, is the good news for today!”
Ah, yes, when you wake up tomorrow, many things may have changed. But you know the nature of God never changes. Basic family relationships, fathers with children, brothers with sisters, never change…
In every change, His faithfulness remains –
Be Still, My Soul
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change, He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future, as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.
Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.
Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
All safe and blessèd we shall meet at last.
Be still, my soul: begin the song of praise
On earth, be leaving, to Thy Lord on high;
Acknowledge Him in all thy words and ways,
So shall He view thee with a well pleased eye.
Be still, my soul: the Sun of life divine
Through passing clouds shall but more brightly shine.