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To many people, the cactus is not “pleasing” to the eye. It looks menacing with its thorns, spikes and plain look. A friend of mine actually ran into a cactus plant and we spent quite a bit of time taking out the thorns from his body. Not exactly a good experience trying to know the cactus at close quarters. Not many people know that they are very useful. Cacti have many uses. They are used for human food and as fodder for animals, usually after burning off their spines. They are also used in herbal medicine. For interest sake, the Dragon fruit (龙珠果) is really a cactus variant.
Cactus is also known for its resilient and ability to survive in very harsh climate conditions. They adapt and evolve to survive in the most difficult of terrains and climates. Something that we can all learn.
Do not judge a book by its cover. We all know that but too often we do otherwise. The fashion and aesthetic industries are multi-billion dollar industries. The only reason being that people are more interested in looking good than being good. Therefore, much time and effort and resources, especially financial, are put into looking good. It may very well be that more money is spent on solving the problem of acne than world hunger.
People may not look impressive, but they could be the very person to help you. Many chase after the stars on screen as if they are the everything. I hate to burst the bubble for you, those stars are generally not exactly impressive in most things other than being good looking.
Brothers and sisters, it is for us to learn to consider others as more significant than us. Then we will look humbly at ourselves and treat others humbly too. It is only when we know people beyond the physical appearances that we can learn to appreciate the differences of each other. No matter how we look, we are the children of God. We are one family and family take care of each other. Let there be love be among us through our Lord Jesus Christ.
In Christ's service,
During our last leaders' retreat, I've outlined the direction that God had impressed upon my heart for the church. We need to be:
The church must also start to fulfill its destiny, that is, to evangelise and to bring the good news to everybody, far and near. We in MPCC had been rather active in missions overseas. I hope we can be even more fervent for souls around us. About four in five people we meet everyday is lost and in need of the gospel. If we are so concerned for the victims of disasters, let us be even more concern for the people whose destination may be hell. They need the good news more urgently than anything else. All said, we still need to engage in good works and never be weary doing it.
My dear brethrens, I wish you a blessed New Year. May we decide to live a life worthy of God. May it be that some day we can always look back and say that it was a life well lived.
The love, peace and grace of God be with you all always.
Date/Time:17th October @ 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Venue: Chapel, 2nd Floor, MPCC
Do come for a time of united prayer in the Lord's Presence.
MPCC had a 2 page coverage of our history in Issue No 265. If you missed it you can view it here