Campus Alive

April 16, 2009

God of All Things.

Filed under: Message — campusalive @ 7:25 am

The only survivor of a shipwreck
was washed up on a small, uninhabited island.

他天天激動地祈禱神救他 能夠早日離開此處,回到 家鄉。
He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him,
and every day he scanned the horizon for help,
but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut
out of driftwood to protect him from the elements,
and to store his few possessions.

But then one day, after scavenging for food,
he arrived home to find his little hut in flames,
the smoke rolling up to the sky.

「神啊!你怎 么可以這樣對待我!」
頓時,眼 淚 從他的眼角中流出。
The worst had happened; everything was lost.
He was stunned with grief and anger.
“God, how could you do this to me!” he cried.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened
by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island.
It had come to rescue him.

到了船上時,他問那些船員 說:「你怎麼知道我在這裡?」
“How did you know I was here?”
asked the weary man of his rescuers.

「因為我們看到了信號般的濃煙。」他們回答 說。
“We saw your smoke signal,” they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad.
But we shouldn’t lose heart, because God is at work in our lives,
even in the midst of pain and suffering.

那可能只是神美妙恩典的表 徵而已。
Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground
it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God.

For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves,
God has a positive answer.

神說:「我讓你休息。 」(太11:28-30)
You say: “I’m too tired”
God says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30)

你 說:「沒有人愛我。」
神 說:「我愛你。」 (約 3:16 & 約 3:34)
You say: “Nobody really loves me”
God says: I love you (John 3:16 & John 3:34)

神說:「我的恩典 夠你支持下去。」
(林後 12:9 & 詩 91:15)
You say: “I can’t go on”
God says: My grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

神說:「我引領你前行。 」(箴 3:5-6)
You say: “I can’t figure things out”
God says: I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5-6)

神說:「你什麼都做得到 。」(腓 4:13)
You say: “I can’t do it”
God says: You can do all things (Philippians 4:13)

神說:「你配。」 (林後 9:8)
You say: “I’m not able”
God says: I am able (II Corinthians 9:8)

你說:「這麼做不 值得。」
神說:「做了,你馬上就會覺得 值得了。」 (羅 8:28)
You say: “It’s not worth it”
God says: It will be worth it (Roman 8:28)

神說:「我原諒你。」 (約壹 1:9 & 羅 8:1)
You say: “I can’t forgive myself”
God says: I Forgive you (I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

神說:「我供應你一切所需。」 ( 腓 4:19)
You say: “I’m poor”
God says: I will supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19)

神說:「我所賜給你的不是膽怯的心。」 (提後 1:7)
You say: “I’m afraid”
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7)

神說:「放下你的重擔,我為你承擔。」 ( 彼後 5:7)
You say: “I’m always worried and frustrated”
God says: Cast all your cares on ME (I Peter 5:7)

Note: This message was extracted from an email. I thought it was encouraging, and so, decided to post it up. As for the Chinese version of it, I left it there, as some of us prefer reading Chinese. ;) God bless your day ahead.


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