Campus Alive

June 8, 2011

Keeping It Real

Filed under: Please Note — campusalive @ 1:42 am

Thunders roared, followed by the crackle of the lightning.
The sky opened up, pouring down rain. Heavy rain.
It was as if the rain was never going to stop and it looked as if the sky was going to burst anytime soon.

From afar, under the umbrella; there was a group of people, at the usual spot, under the shade of the Bus Stop. Familiar faces.

Feel the Atmosphere.

Everyone was busy – rushing here and there or coming back from college – getting ready in time for CA or preparing for CA.

The last CA, for the semester.

 

 

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Hebrews 10 : 22

 

Time really flies, isn’t it? It was as if we’ve just started this Jan-Jul semester and to say, it’s already over (well, to some of us it is). And, here I go, talking as if I’ve lived for hundreds of years – I sound like an old hag.

Instead of the usual Thursday meet up, the last of this Sem’s CA was done on a Wednesday and was kick-start with the ‘Appreciation Dinner with your Date.’

Send-off

‘I’ve been to four farewells throughout the four sems, and right now, I thought – Oh, it’s my turn now, eh?’

It was the last CA for the semester – yes, I’ve mentioned that; but for the seniors, it contains a meaning a lot deeper than that. It was the last CA – the last meet up in this place, alongside with these people – of their two years here in college. Certainly, one would have known, this last CA had a much bigger denotation that day; because it also served as a farewell celebration for them.

It might not have been clear to them or maybe it was on how thankful everyone feels for the service – effort and hard work – these amazing people sacrificed into making sure CA was carried out smoothly throughout.

These Servants of the Lord are all worthy of an applause. With thanks and thanks over and over again, there’s really nothing much we can say or do – because what they did were far beyond description; just thinking of the time alone, that was spent regardless of the busy schedules they have or even the possibly forthcoming exams when CA or CG was held, they’ve never let these slipped away from their jobs and let these affect their performance before.

 

REAL.

 Real God. Real Love. Real Faith.

And what does this mean to them?

‘To be honest, I am still searching for my God. My real God.’

God doesn’t want pretense, He wants our honesty – being honest and real to ourselves, and to Him. In fact, these – all these – of admitting our hopelessness and despair and doubt, can be a statement of faith.

 

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

 Galatians 5 : 6

‘God is real, no matter how we may feel.’

 

 

A Piece : Something New

那一次的CA

感谢赞美神!神真好,每一刻!在这一刻,我突然觉得自己是蒙福的一群,因为我有机会收到一份这一生最美最宝贵的礼物,那就神的救恩及永恒。还记得第一次刚到学院的时候,那时候我真的像一头乡下公鹿不小心地闯进了五花八门的城市,有种迷失自己的感觉,总会担心这个操心那个的学弟啊。唯有神的恩典是真实的,因着神的带领下,我不至于慌了脚步,并明白知道神会为我预备最好的道路!在一个偶然的机会下,我参加了第一次CA聚会,开始了我在这里第一步的信仰之途。在这两年里头,CA聚会给我的感觉是一个很棒的聚会,更是一个可以让基督徒与非基督徒彼此之间沟通的交流平台,甚至可以有机会在这里与各各地方弟兄姐妹一起敬拜及服事神。我知道虽然大家都来自不同的地方,但因为神的爱,把我们聚在一起。那一天也是最后一次CA聚会。心中其实是百感交集,莫明的感触一直涌上心田里。感慨两年的时候就要过去了,并意味着我在SA成长之旅途要告一段落了。同时间,心里展望新的天空因为我深信着神在另一片天空里头又有新的生命旅途!人生是向前进,不畏惧地突破自己之前所不能的。

对我而言,神那一份真实感是可以透过自己与神之间的关系里头感受到的。它更是一段遇见神的旅途,一篇与神同在的生命故事,一出以神为中心的剧场。这一种真实感唯有透过生活中所发生的点点滴滴感受到的。从神话语中学习真理,实践在生命里头,活出一个有耶稣基督的生活。与神之间关系,有时会忽近忽远,因为生活难免会有起有落的,徘徊在人生低潮时期或者在人生巅峰时期,但可以肯定的是神的真实感是永不变的因为他一直都在那里。很多次真实的经历,领受神的祝福,感受神的恩典,有他慈爱紧紧环绕着生命,才有今天被神所摆放的环境中塑造出来的自己!与神的遇见,真的让自己有一段真实的经历!唯有亲身体验,你就会知道他的真实有多真实!愿神祝福每一位!=)

Skinny Boy

 

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Filled with emotions.

 In the short period of two years (yes, it passes by real quick), these seniors of ours have formed relationships in ways they themselves couldn’t have imagined – both with the people and most importantly, with God. And, of this reason, some find themselves strongly attached.

Family of God – that’s what you call it.

It was sad to think that we may not see them anytime soon, with them leaving far-off to pursue the mighty dreams of theirs. Being able to know and meet, let alone form bonds with each other in this place was truly something magnificent, and we all know it isn’t a coincidence. All part of His plan.

With what they have had experienced, this is sure to be something that will prepare them for what’s to come in the future of their lives.

CA welcomes you all back, anytime, any day (if there’s people there to welcome you =P).

Always.

For the past five months, it has been a wondrous passage with the Lord. I’m sure there are people among us which have been touched by the Lord throughout the journey here in CA.

 

Success – To know Jesus and to let Him be known.

Success is what all of us will still continue to do together, serving in the family of God.

It differs only in that, while we are doing so, we are all in different parts of the earth.

 

Never weaker, only stronger :)

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