God has risen! Yesterday at church my senior pastor raised one thing in his sermon to all of us which I like is that Easter is about surprises! Remember those women who carried all the spices with them and wanting to visit Jesus at His tomb? Firstly, to them it’s weird that the stone were strolled away! Secondly, they saw nothing inside! Thirdly, 2 angels appeared and spoke to them! Can you imagine how shock the women felt about all these abnormal and unexpected things they saw? God is risen! Recently I have been praying for quite a few weeks for one church sister whose old mother was ill and hospitalized. My church mate was extremely exhausted running between hospital and home. My church sister is a grandma herself so she is not very young or energetic thus she was feeling desperate and fearful also. I kept on praying for her all the time, and I told her to cast her burden to God. She was surprised by my encouragement and persistent prayer because we aren’t close at all, I have only seen her a few times when she usher with me as a team for the church. But she said she does not know why, she could feel like to open up to me which is very unusual for her. I assure her that I will continue to pray for her till things become better, and my sister friend has a hope that her mom would turn to God and accept Him as his Lord, but it’s tricky because she is a Buddhist. Just last Thursday, I saw my sister friend’s daughter-in-law and she grabbed me aside telling me that her mother-in-law urges her to speak to me: I was surprised as again, I am not close to this family, this girl told me her mother-in-law’s mother passed away…but before she left, she has accepted Christ as His Lord! WOW. I am speechless. It’s not a very exciting story here but I have prayed for this friend for several weeks and the feeling knowing the outcome is what we hope for, the feeling is beyond what I can describe here. Not that I don’t trust God, but grand-grandma accepting God eventually did surprise me! I want to take this chance to say Easter indeed should be filled with surprises and you could actually bring that surprise to those around you.
Quote of the Day
Give glory to the Lord your God before he brings the darkness, before your feet stumble on the darkening hills. You hope for light, but he will turn it to utter darkness and change it to deep gloom.
Jeremiah 13:16I pray to God that I will seek Him and stay hopeful irregardless that the future might be gloomy and shakey, He will bring hope.
Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy if possible.