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I was at a musical event. As the light dimmed, the theatre started to quiet down. Then the light went out and the opening song began. All would have been beautiful had it not been spoilt by the mobile phones that are still on. No, they are not talking on it, nor was there any ringtones. However, the bright screens of the phones in a dark room was a painful sight to the eye. The two guys slightly to the left in front of me were reading their messages and news feed. Why in the world did they pay so much for a musical just to sit there to read WhatsApp messages? To be honest, I was so annoyed that I wanted to stand up (but I did not) and grab their phones and throw it to the stage as a sacrifice. :)
I know you will probably comment “Here he goes again, about using mobile phones! Have he nothing new to talk about?” To put the record straight, I am not against using mobile phones. I am against the use of them in the wrong place at the wrong time. Mobile phones are good tools that enhance our productivity in work. They are good servants but lousy masters. The issue here, however, is not about phone. The issue is being considerate. Everyone in the theatre paid quite a bit to buy a ticket to watch the musical. Despite reminders from the event organisers, these people refused to do so. It seems always that the meek and obedient ones that lose out. Well, it is not so. The meek shall inherit the earth. The people whose master is the phone will not be in heaven. As no man is able to serve two masters.
As Christians, let us learn to be considerate to others in everything we do. There will be time we fail, but at the least we tried. There will be time where we feel we lost out, it is okay. Remember that the Lord said what we do for the least, we do for Him. We shall be rewarded.
Brothers and sisters, it is up to us to live out the life that will glorify our Lord. Being considerate to others is a great way to do so.
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.
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Date/Time: 20th December @ 8.00pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Chapel, 2nd Floor, MPCC
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