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Christmas and New Year celebrations had hardly passed, and Chinese New Year celebration is at hand. It is indeed a time of jolly making and spreading good tidings all over. CNY, for the Chinese, is supposedly a time of meeting up with relatives and friends to celebrate the harvest of the past year and looking forward to the next. For the children, it is a time of receiving some extra pocket money in terms of ‘Hong-baos.’ A joyous mood is definitely in the air as everyone busied themselves in celebrating.
It is also good for us to take time to reflect upon the whole occasion. In a melancholic mood, we can say that time just pass us very quickly. Another year had passed without us making the most of it. On the happy side, we can look forward to new and exciting opportunities. Whatever it is, we can definitely participate in such a festival in a joyous and productive manner.
A celebration need not be a time of been busy. Remember the example of Martha busying herself and was told to slow down and relax. Likewise, for us, CNY can be a good time for warm fellowship and catching up with old friends and relatives. It also provides us an opportunity to mend some relationship problems and thereby exhibit a good Christian witness. Who knows? Maybe you could usher someone into the kingdom of God during the festival.
We live in a culture and society just like fish lives in water. We cannot get out of it but we need not lament about it. Therefore, it is better for us to make full use of this season than to make a fuss over its spiritual significance, for example to toss or not to toss. Is there real spiritual significance to a food dish? It is all up to you. Asking for blessings is not wrong, we ask God for them all the time. More importantly is for us to watch out what we ask for. So, I would encourage you to enjoy what God has given with thanksgiving and help others know the blessings of God.
One that note, I would like to wish one and all a happy and blessed Chinese New Year.
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:21st February @ 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