A generation of transformed and passionate youths
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Every Saturday 4 - 6 pm @ Glory Hall
I was driving on the highway enroute to a conference. It was a long journey and the road was quite straight with few turns. After following some cars on the left lane for a while, I decided to follow the car on the right lane. I was concentrating on the driving safely behind the cars and was not paying attention to what’s happening in the car. After a while, I realised that I had overtook many cars and decided to check the GPS on the estimated time of arrival. That’s when I got a shock when I saw the screen showing me traveling at 140 km/h, and that was actual ground speed. Immediately I filtered to the left and started to slow down to within the speed limit of the road, which was about 110 km/h. After that I was careful to make sure that I stay within the limit while paying attention to the surrounding.
Sometimes in life we do not know how we are progressing. We allow the world around us to push us forward without due diligence. As long as everything is going fine, we think it is okay. If we are fortunate, we realise it early enough to make a change. Otherwise, we may not even know what had hit us. In the pursuit of more material things and more qualifications, we may miss out on things that matter more in the future, like our health. Among the lost opportunities are time with our families, how our children had grown up. Was there a time when we enjoyed real time together? Or is it quest after quest, paper chase after paper chase?
Brothers and sisters, it is good for us to take a step back, take a breather. Sit back, relax and ponder about what is important in life and has eternal worth. Do not give the excuse of quality time over quantity time. We need both of them. Do not wait till they are gone and then regret and moan.
As scripture tells us to ‘Remember the Creator in our youth’ (Eccl 12:1), we must seek to draw close to God while there is time. Tomorrow might just be too late.
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:Every 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 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