How I spent Christmas- FINAL part

Finally the last day and the day of celebration… 

25th December

1:00pm

A nice delightful ‘reunion’ time with NG5A3 at Apple’s place.

6:00pm

Had some family time at my dad.

10:00pm

Last stop was at my old buddy’s place and where I had some play tine with his kid, Wayne.

Phew… that was how Christmas was spent this year, with close people that matters to me =)

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How I spent Christmas- FINAL part

Finally the last day and the day of celebration…

25th December

1:00pm

A nice delightful ‘reunion’ time with NG5A3 at Apple’s place.

6:00pm

Had some family time at my dad.

10:00pm

Last stop was at my old buddy’s place and where I had some play tine with his kid, Wayne.

Phew… that was how Christmas was spent this year, with close people that matters to me =)

How I spent Christmas- Part 2

24th December

10:00am

Got up early in the morning with much enthusiasm as I was expecting my two nieces to attend Hope Kids. But alas, they didn’t cos they couldn’t wake up. Now must wait till next Christmas =(

Nevertheless I managed to catch the drama which I missed during Saturday’s service.

12:00pm

Since my nieces were still in bed, I decided to visit them and surprise them with their Christmas gifts. Managed also to have a hearty lunch with my brother =) 

4:00pm

Paid a short visit to another Peter. But this one is Peter Ong who fractured his ankle in a freak accident while playing soccer.

Poor guy had to be stuck at home with his leg casted over the holidays. Get well soon bro…

6:00pm

Christmas eve was spent at Keng Suan’s house where we had a simple and cosy affair of eatingand watching TV. And we did a crazy thing as well… we decided to spread the Christmas spirit to her neighbours with carolling.

And we did!

How I spent Christmas- Part 2

24th December

10:00am

Got up early in the morning with much enthusiasm as I was expecting my two nieces to attend Hope Kids. But alas, they didn’t cos they couldn’t wake up. Now must wait till next Christmas =(

Nevertheless I managed to catch the drama which I missed during Saturday’s service.

12:00pm

Since my nieces were still in bed, I decided to visit them and surprise them with their Christmas gifts. Managed also to have a hearty lunch with my brother =)

4:00pm

Paid a short visit to another Peter. But this one is Peter Ong who fractured his ankle in a freak accident while playing soccer.

Poor guy had to be stuck at home with his leg casted over the holidays. Get well soon bro…

6:00pm

Christmas eve was spent at Keng Suan’s house where we had a simple and cosy affair of eatingand watching TV. And we did a crazy thing as well… we decided to spread the Christmas spirit to her neighbours with carolling.

And we did!

How I spent Christmas- Part 1

Here’s are quick snapshots of how I had celebrated a white wet Christmas over the weekend…

23rd December 

12:00pm

Met Peter Yang for a Japanese lunch at Clementi’s Sumo House. And we were unexpectedly visited by a little chap.

Just a little intro on Peter…

He’s from Shanghai, China and one of those foreign talents that our government is encouraging us to welcome and he presently works at PWC. See, even the little chap welcomes him =p

Honestly, I really like this guy. He is one of those rare ones that I can openly exchange ideas and opinions with almost any kind of topic. He is really likeable lor… and most of it is cos he has carries absolutely no airs.

3:00pm

Rushed to NUH there after to join the Healthcare Christian Fellowship to add a cheer to the patients at the National University Hospital (NUH) by singing carols

But before that, we gathered to worship. It was also one of those rare and beautiful moments where I found myself worshipping with Christians from other churches.

 

I pray that as His Church, we can do better in the Unity department as the Church has been marred enough by division which has greatly weakened our influence in the world.

And it is even ridulous considering that we are preaching to others about God’s love when we ourselves are fighting among each other. Haiz…

So I greatly treasured that moment of worship and carolling as we put aside any differences and focused on serving together to show love and care to the people in need.

6:00pm

After carolling, I returned back home to place my guitar and was off to Toa Payoh to fetch an old friend, Vincent to attend our Christmas service.

Another intro…

Vincent is partially visually-impaired. However he is an extremely independent guy. Talented too.

If you take the MRT, there’s a high chance you might run into him busking at the station. So please give generously if you see him as that is how he makes a living =)

7:30pm

Ya I was late for Christmas service and missed the drama. But it was exceptionally great to have new friends joining us in the Christmas celebration.

10:00pm 

After the service, all of us went to Cosy Bay (opposite the Kallang Indoor Stadium) which has one of the best relaxing ambience you can find in Singapore.

Be reconciled with God

“For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

2 Corinthians 5: 14-15, 18-21 (NIV)

Christmas: The Heart of God

Have you ever loved and cared for someone before (or at present) and did things for that person of which he/she wasn’t aware at all?

Maybe he/she does know about your deeds, but takes you for granted, chooses to ignore or might even not acknowledge you. 

How does that make you feel?

For me, I know I was grieved, heart-wretched and devastated.

“He (Jesus Christ) was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.” John 1:10-11

This Christmas, I was blessed to catch a glimpse of the true state of God’s heart…

Beyond the facade of the celebrations, the merry carolling in the air, the dazzling lights and cheerful giving of presents, God is actually utterly grieved.

He is grieving because His children (lost and unlost) do not acknowledge Him. Even if we do, it is not a full acknowledgement based on who He is and what He has done for us on the cross.

However, his main sorrow is over the unsaved who has not received Christ as Saviour into their lives. The very reason of His birth was meant for us.

God loves us very much… (c.f. John 3:16) Even if there’s one person left unsaved, He grieves.

Every single person on the face of this earth matters greatly to Him.