Somewhere, Out There

October 9, 2011

Luke 15:3-5 (NIV)
Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them.
Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?
And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders.”

John 10:14 (NIV)
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.”

Tonight, my wife, my 2 boys and I sat before the TV as we watched ‘An American Tail’, an animated film released in November 1986. Let me share with you the key points that are applicable to my story here.

It was about a little mouse named Fievel. He and his family emigrated from Russia to America. On their way to the land of freedom, Fievel got lost and had to find his family.

During his search, when he heard familiar violin music, he would come to think that it was his Papa playing the instrument. Without hesitation, this little mouse would start to trace the sound as a way to locate his family. Days after days, he finally lost hope as his family was nowhere to be found. However, the very moment his Papa shouted his name, Fievel heard it and turned his head in that direction and saw that his Papa was rushing to him. They both then embraced each other. What a touching story that always warms my soul!

When we get lost, there is one thing that our ears will need to be attentive to: Jesus’ voice. Listen to His tender and loving voice, and follow it to find our way back to the Light. He will embrace us in His arms.

Somewhere, out there, God is watching over us.

Copyright. Dicky To. All Rights Reserved.


Pumpkin Farm Day

October 8, 2011
Large Pumpkins

Large Pumpkins

Visit to Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm at South Barrington, Illinois, has become our family tradition. Today we went there again. Read the rest of this entry »


Morning

October 4, 2011
Morning
Morning
My eyes open;
Morning has broken.
 
Another dreadful day
At the workplace?
I want no more;
I want no more.
 
But my heart turns to the Lord;
Thanks Him for a new day.
On my face
A smile after all.
 
I like the hymn “Morning Has Broken” as
it reminds me of God’s blessings.

The God who avenges

October 4, 2011

Furious and resentful.
Where is justice?
I cry.

Let Me avenge,
Says the Lord.

Move on with my life;
Wait for God’s glory to shine.

The wicked will be no more;
Into their own pit they will fall.

Psalm 94 (NIV) “O LORD, the God who avenges,  O God who avenges, shine forth.”

The Lord is my Shepherd

October 3, 2011

Wherever He leads,
I follow;
For His guidance is loving and caring.

Whatever He gives,
I receive;
For His provision is best and abundant.

Psalm 23:1 – The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.


Friendship in Writings

October 2, 2011

I am so happy that I have met new Christian friends through writer community such as FaithWriters or through other connections.

I pray that through our network we can all support and encourage one another.

Let us continue to write in a way that we can honor the Lord and that others may experience the Love of Christ.

Amen.

In Christ,
Dicky