It was 8:30pm sharp on Thursday. The weather was humid with heat. But some junior youth showed up already, waiting diligently by the gate of church as if soldiers of Christ on guard. There were nearly a dozen of us, armed with 400 leaflets over three tuition centers. The leaflets went out fast among the crowds. Many teenage students received our invitation in cheers. A few turned a cold shoulder on us with a straight face. That didn’t matter to us, as our gracious God is our Lord & we were doing our deeds for our majestic king in heaven. We laughed & joked about those poker faces, making wild guesses what they had been through.
“Why is the stress all over your face?”
“Man, I went in to the tutor center since 4pm this afternoon!”
“Wow, it’s nearly 10:30pm now, you studied for another 8 hours after your school!?”
“Ya lah, envy you working people…”
“Are you for SPM or Form 6?”
“…no, I’m in Form 4?”
“Form 4?? Why so hard working?!”
“Have to lay my foundation well mah…”
These kids are laboring hard for their study, struggling to figure out what their future holds for them. Their burden is no less than those adults who fight for their career & family amidst the glooming economy. They need Jesus as much as anyone else. They need someone to tell them there is this gracious God who cares about their life, their study, their relationship & their everything else! They deserve to know that they are not alone. There is this heavenly father, who always delights to comfort, to guide, & to make a good sense out what of this chaotic generation.
Our God is gracious & never failing. But we need to bear the cross of Christ to understand how gracious our God is toward this ungracious world.
Soldier of Christ, let’s rise up in prayers & in actions! People need the Christ!
And He said to me,”My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest on me.
2 CORINTHIANS 12:9