January 7, 2017

The Shepherd's Corner

[:en]THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER

The other day I had a conversation with our neighbor. His wife has been embattling cancer but by the grace of God she is still strong.
What her husband said really made an impression on me. He told me this, “People usually say, ‘So and so got killed because they were at the wrong place and in the wrong time.’ ” But, he said, “No, there is no such a thing as the wrong place and the wrong time. If God wants to take you, you’ll go.”

David and his wife Norma have lived with medical uncertainty for quite some time. She has had a few rounds of chemotherapy and at times she is just left with no energy. But, then she bounced back. Through all of this David and Norma have learned one valuable lesson: Life is in the total control of God. This is the certainty that they both are leaning on and blessed with.

In her book, God, Do You Care? Dr. Lynda Hunter writes, “God’s provision means not out but through. He doesn’t promise to remove the hard places, but to go with us through them to safety.” In the case of David and Norma, God does not take them out of this difficult time. They still have to go through the treatment and its adverse effects. But, they know that God will continue to go with them through this difficult time to His good and perfect will.

The year of 2016 has passed and many things have happened—some were good, some were bad. But, through all these, I saw you face both the good and the bad times with an upright posture. Yes, you were hit and at times you were hurt badly, but then you got up, you picked up the pieces, and you counted what God has left you with. When you saw what God has left you with, you smiled, you gave Him thanks, and you continued walking—with Him.

Pastor Paul[:id]THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER

The other day I had a conversation with our neighbor. His wife has been embattling cancer but by the grace of God she is still strong.
What her husband said really made an impression on me. He told me this, “People usually say, ‘So and so got killed because they were at the wrong place and in the wrong time.’ ” But, he said, “No, there is no such a thing as the wrong place and the wrong time. If God wants to take you, you’ll go.”

David and his wife Norma have lived with medical uncertainty for quite some time. She has had a few rounds of chemotherapy and at times she is just left with no energy. But, then she bounced back. Through all of this David and Norma have learned one valuable lesson: Life is in the total control of God. This is the certainty that they both are leaning on and blessed with.

In her book, God, Do You Care? Dr. Lynda Hunter writes, “God’s provision means not out but through. He doesn’t promise to remove the hard places, but to go with us through them to safety.” In the case of David and Norma, God does not take them out of this difficult time. They still have to go through the treatment and its adverse effects. But, they know that God will continue to go with them through this difficult time to His good and perfect will.

The year of 2016 has passed and many things have happened—some were good, some were bad. But, through all these, I saw you face both the good and the bad times with an upright posture. Yes, you were hit and at times you were hurt badly, but then you got up, you picked up the pieces, and you counted what God has left you with. When you saw what God has left you with, you smiled, you gave Him thanks, and you continued walking—with Him.

Pastor Paul[:]

More Shepherd's Corner Articles

The Shepherd's Corner - July 5, 2015
THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER To be a pastor is an honorable calling. The honor lies in two facts. First, the calling is from God. It is always an honor to be called by God to do something for Him. Secondly, the calling is to the people. God calls us pastors to minister the people of God. […]...
Read More
The Shepherd's Corner - March 20, 2022
The other day when Santy and I were visiting our grandchildren, our daughter asked one of them, “How much do you love Kung-Kung?”  He right away answered, “Five hundred!”  When asked how much he loves Pho-Pho, he also replied, “Five hundred!”  When asked how many teeth he ...
Read More
Shepherd's Corner - March 15, 2015
When Corrie ten Boom was about five years of age, she asked Jesus to come into her life.  She recalls that it happened while she was playing “house.”  She remembers she had this imaginary friend come knocking on the door of her “house.”  Her mother who was nearby saw what she was doing. ...
Read More