Chapters of Life

A good friend sent me this SMS quite a while ago –

LifE’s like a
nOvel. ManY
cHaPtErs ReaD
and fOrgOttEn.
But ThErE’s oNe i
Won’t fOrgEt.
It’s the ChaPteR
when i Met u
aNd wE BecaMe
friEnds…

I did a ‘copy and paste’ the other day for another friend and wrote,

I like the way it’s written with lower and upper cases. It’s like the ups and downs of life. It’s also like friendship that always brings much warmth, delight and good memories.

There are many things that can be basis of friendship – shared musical interests, shared sports interest, working partners, next-door neighbours. But it seems to me Christian fellowship is something different – it’s always deeper.

Last weekend, I had one Christian fellowship at NECF conferecne room in Petaling Jaya. Yes, there is one common interest in the Girls’ Brigade activities. But it was more than just GB.

To me, it was realization that we are just many parts of a body working for one Head: Jesus Himself.

It was realization that we are different parts of the body: we need one another.

It was realization that if one part of the body suffers, the other parts of the body suffer with it.

It was realization that if one part of the body is being honoured, the other parts of the body rejoice with it.

It was realization that about sharing in Christian fellowship. It was not only the meals, the home, it’s sharing one another’s burden.

But fellowship really does not just happen. We have to be intentional about it. I also had a nice fellowship with another good friend in Sing-Land. It was just a sharing of a quick meal together. But, over the meal, it was sharing of concerns and hopes. It was enjoying one another.

Yes, I have been strengthened and energized spiritually though it was not an easy travelling plan having to wake up between 3 and 4 am for a stretch of three days to make all these fellowships happened within a business trip between Sibu, Johor, Sing-Land and Petaling Jaya!
God has knitted our hearts together – through the time we travel  through different chapters of life!

C.S.Lewis said,

True friends don’t spend time gazing into each other’s eyes. They may show great tenderness towards each other, but they face in the same direction – towards common projects, goals – above all, towards a common Lord.

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