The world needs Jesus.

Particularly in the everlasting hope that carries us to see beyond the COVID case count, inflation, and other headlines.

As a pastor, I have attended many funerals. There, I often get the opportunity to meet and chat with some of the grieving family members for the first time. These conversations sometime lead to the topic of death. One can’t escape this topic – we are at a funeral after all!

Christian or not, we all have to face death one day.

Do you fear death?

Do you know what is beyond death?

Are you prepared for what is to come? Will there be any regrets? 

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” (Psalm 23:4-6)

The last and the greatest testimony a Christian can give, is how they face death.

I am happy to report, that after many funerals and witnessing how believers are comforted in “the valley of the shadow of death”, and how they have no fear in the face of the archenemy (death), as they walk confidently to be with the Lord in His house forever…

Psalm 23 is indeed true!

The world needs the hope of eternity in Jesus. 

 這世界需要耶穌。

就是當我們面對每天各樣頭條新聞、新冠病毒新增個案、通貨膨脹等等問題時,能讓我們超越的永恆盼望。

作為牧師,我參加了許多葬禮。我有很多機會與一些傷痛的家庭作首次的接觸和傾談,對話之間不免會談及死亡的話題,就是在葬禮中難以逃避的題目。

不管是基督徒與否,我們總有一天要面對死亡。

你害怕死亡嗎?你知道死亡之後是什麼?

你準備好迎接即將到來的一切嗎? 會有任何遺憾嗎?

我雖然行過死蔭的幽谷,也不怕遭害, 因為祢與我同在,祢的杖、祢的竿都安慰我。 在我敵人面前,祢為我擺設筵席, 祢用油膏了我的頭,使我的福杯滿溢。 我一生一世必有恩惠、慈愛隨著我, 我且要住在耶和華的殿中,直到永遠。 (詩篇23:4-6)

基督徒所能作的最後也是最偉大的見證,就是他們如何面對死亡。

我很高興地可以跟大家說:參加過這麼多的葬禮,我見證了很多信徒在「死蔭的幽谷」中確實得了安慰,他們在敵人面前(死亡)時無畏無懼,只深信必要住在耶和華的殿中,直到永遠。

詩篇廿三篇是真實的。

這世界需要在耶穌裡的永恆盼望