Wednesday, September 26, 2007

From two weeks ago

就如弥漫的烟雾, 散乱的思绪.
有个朋友怎么说过, “一个诗人是需要承受一定的寂寞.”
电影里也有角色提到, “艺术家是悲哀的. 只有悲哀才能启发有价值的艺术.”
需要的只是一颗能感动的心, 一双能看到世间人情世故的眼睛.
有太多无法兑现的誓言, 有太多无力挽回的遗憾.
我们有的是今天. 我们有的是信念. 我们有的是不放弃.

少一点的失望, 多一点的希望.
少一点的眼泪, 多一点的微笑.
少一点的冷漠, 多一点的温暖.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Psalms 19

A self-claimed Christian acquaintance asked, "How can you be sure you have Christ Jesus in you? Does He speak to you and tell you so?" I guess I experienced a similar amazement and sadness when Uncle Moses asked the congregation who could be sure to enter heaven, and there were just a few hands raised out of hundreds.

When one truly lays down his life and commits to the Lord, the Holy Spirit will deposit such an assurance in his life that he is truly saved, forgiven, and freed. Does God speak? Oh ya! May not be the answer we want to hear but the whole universe never cease to proclaim His work and He never cease to show us His love through the mighty milky way and the fragile flower by the road side.

I instantly thought of the beautiful Psalms 19...

1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
3 There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard. [a]
4 Their voice [b] goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.

1 諸 天 述 說 神 的 榮 耀 ; 穹 蒼 傳 揚 他 的 手 段 。
2 這 日 到 那 日 發 出 言 語 ; 這 夜 到 那 夜 傳 出 知 識 。
3 無 言 無 語 , 也 無 聲 音 可 聽 。
4 他 的 量 帶 通 遍 天 下 , 他 的 言 語 傳 到 地 極 。

He speaks, even right at this second.
His voice still resonances throughout the universe.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

To face life's changes, look to the unchanging God.

Why do I feel different?

Has something changed? Or the cold gives me a sense of illusion?
I could not help but think of a thousand reasons of why I feel being treated differently.

The sun still shines. The stars still greet me at night.

Somehow, the current standards no longer match the previous.
Is the tiny shift of focus and busyness?
Is the potential “achievable” goal no longer a goal?
Is it because everything has an expiration date?

I feel awkward at times.
With smiles and hopes, I could not help but feel change is breaking in.

I wonder if God shares the same feeling when we are too busy with life.
I wonder if He feels a slight of blue when we chase after the spining world.
I wonder if He misses us when our long silence poses from the other end.
I wonder how He feels when we run to Him in needs but reluctant to spend a minute with Him when everything is rosy and well.

Set my eyes upon You, Lord.
When everything around me changes, let me remain in Your everlasting presence.
With the ups and downs in life, I am still loved by the King.

When we are happy or when we are blue,
God is aware of whatever we do;
All of our sorrows He takes as His own—
And He will never leave us alone.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

New York - Part I

Even though I am still fighting over the remaining cough and running nose, my trip to New York was fun. Fun to meet up with Yuri again and it was absolutely a thrill to visit places in the big city.

The Time Square and the Broadway appear to be very similar to the busy Tokyo downtown. Sometimes, I wonder would people be exactly lost in the crowd. I even wonder if people choose to disappear in the big city, mainly to run away from familiarity.

The architecture cruise and double-decker bus night tour were fun. They gave me a snapshot of what New York looked like. Looking through the tall buildings and starry lights, it enchoes a voice of personality and identity.

Attached is the picture we took in the Columbus square, Samsung store...

More to come...