Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

And yes, that includes YOU, who're reading this now.

Hope this Christmas will remind all of us of what God has done for us. Let us all be reminded that He didn't have to come to earth to live among us (to be born in a manger and eventually crucified on the cross), but He did it anyway because He loves us so much and knew that we needed Him to come.. despite many of us thinking otherwise. Indeed, God works in way we do not expect Him to.

Let us also remember that this precious baby that was born in a manger was called "Immanuel" - which means "God with us". Christmas day (25th Dec) may not be the exact date of when Christ was born.. but at least it serves as a great reminder to us that on the day Christ was born, God came to be with us. What a marvelous Christmas gift that was! God, the Almighty, coming to be with us, lowly beings. We were the reason He came down, left His glory, and gave His life for.

We are the reason, that He gave His life
We are the reason, that He suffered and died
To a world that was lost, He gave all He could give
To show us the reason to live

Such amazing grace, such amazing love.

Will leave you all with this meaningful Christmas song, that has been frequently requested to be sung during caroling yesterday.

Christmas isn't Christmas til it happens in your heart
Somewhere deep inside you is where Christmas really starts
So give your heart to Jesus, you'll discover when you do
That is Christmas really Christmas for you

Even Chris couldn't escape from singing the solo part again this year. Hope this song will continue to be sung every year to remind us that Christmas isn't Christmas til it happens in our hearts.

Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Letter

Sally jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: "How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?"

The surgeon said, "I'm sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn't make it."

Sally said, "Why do little children get cancer? Doesn't God care any more? Where were you, God, when my son needed you?"

The surgeon asked, "Would you like some time alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he's transported to the university."

Sally asked the nurse to stay with her while she said good-bye to son. She ran her fingers lovingly through his thick red curly hair.

"Would you like a lock of his hair?" the nurse asked.

Sally nodded yes.

The nurse cut a lock of the boy's hair, put it in a plastic bag and handed it to Sally. The mother said, "It was Jimmy's idea to donate his body to the university for study. He said it might help somebody else. "I said no at first, but Jimmy said, 'Mom, I won't be using it after I die. Maybe it will help some other little boy spend one more day with his Mom." She went on, "My Jimmy had a heart of gold. Always thinking of someone else. Always wanting to help others if he could."

Sally walked out of Children's Mercy Hospital for the last time, after spending most of the last six months there. She put the bag with Jimmy's belongings on the seat beside her in the car. The drive home was difficult. It was even harder to enter the empty house. She carried Jimmy's belongings, and the plastic bag with the lock of his hair to her son's room. She started placing the model cars and other personal things back in his room exactly where he had always kept them. She laid down across his bed and, hugging his pillow, cried herself to sleep.

It was around midnight when Sally awoke. Laying beside her o n the bed was a folded letter. The letter said:

"Dear Mom, I know you're going to miss me; but don't think that I will ever forget you, or stop loving you, just 'cause I'm not around to say I LOVE YOU. I will always love you, Mom, even more with each day. Someday we will see each other again. Until then, if you want to adopt a little boy so you won't be so lonely, that's okay with me. He can have my room and old stuff to play with. But, if you decide to get a girl instead, she probably wouldn't like the same things us boys do. You'll have to buy her dolls and stuff girls like, you know. Don't be sad thinking about me. This really is a neat place. Grandma and Grandpa met me as soon as I got here and showed me around some, but it will take a long time to see everything. The angels are so cool. I love to watch them fly. And, you know what? Jesus doesn't look like any of his pictures. Yet, when I saw Him, I knew it was Him. Jesus himself took me to see GOD! And guess what!, Mom? I got to sit on God's knee and talk to Him, like I was somebody important. That's when I told Him that I wanted to write you a letter, to tell you good-bye and everything. But I already knew that wasn't allowed. Well, you know what Mom? God handed me some paper and His own personal pen to write you this letter. I think Gabriel is the name of the angel who is going to drop this letter off to you. God said for me to give you the answer to one of the questions you asked Him 'Where was He when I needed him?' "God said He was in the same place with me, as when His son Jesus was on the cross. He was right there, as He always is with all His children.

Oh, by the way, Mom, no one else can see what I've written except you. To everyone else this is just a blank piece of paper. Isn't that cool? I have to give God His pen back now. He needs it to write some more names in the Book of Life. Tonight I get to sit at the table with Jesus for supper. I'm, sure the food will be great.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I don't hurt anymore. The cancer is all gone. I'm glad because I couldn't stand that pain anymore and God couldn't stand to see me hurt so much, either. That's when He sent The Angel of Mercy to come get me. The Angel said I was a Special Delivery! How about that?

Signed with Love from: God, Jesus & Me.

Monday, December 04, 2006

It's A Race, A Christmas Race

It's the TIME of the year again! The TIME we'll all be reminded of the great GIFT that God has given us on Christmas day - yes, it was the greatest GIFT indeed.

So come and join us as we race together in search for this great GIFT.

Let us race with the hope that we'll all find this amazing gift, the amazin' grace of God.

We present to you...


(For all college and university students..)
Anyway to all Bpsyc and ADP students, and also those who're in the midst of exams, ALL THE BEST!! God bless.