Saturday, December 25, 2004

Christmas isn't christmas...

After so much that had happened, i thought i would be melancholy till the end of the year... Things kinda turned well on thurs... finally have more confidence in my FYP... finally made up my mind and was firm of it. So was kinda relieved after.

But this incident had kinda make me grown in knowing Christ... hence I lamented when I see that Christmas had became a season of shopping and feast and party @ orchard where the local churches put up one performance after another.. All people at Orchard... Christians or not are celebrating Christmas.. are clapping, dancing and rejoicing for the peace we have with one another. That's our society now... as long as we are in peace with one another.. have fun together, it doesn't matter of what you think or say or believe...

So, nobody had paused to think of Jesus.. the Christ... the King that one day will come and judge. If we really think... i guess we will not be rejoicing but repenting and crying out for mercy together. This will then lead to true joy... the joy of knowing that our sins can be forgiven because while we were still evil and helpless, sinful and alienated from God, Christ died for us... on our behalf, he had drank the cup of wrath deserve for us. Hence, really hope that all people, whilst celebrating, may experience this true joy... this true gift of grace and mercy.

2 comments:

taiyongchieh said...

*clap clap*
you should put this up on the straits time.

Han Min said...

actually... I don't think you should take it too hard=P after all, if non-christians are celebrating christmas, at least it's a place where we can start sharing christ! And about the local churches... and foreign ones for that matter; they aren't allowed to evangelise explicitly at public events because of 'religious harmony', so their performances are the best they can do to evangelise and teach about christ publicly, acting out the christmas story obliquely and dancing to songs with christian music. Worship can be a powerful tool for spreading the gospel.