gum fy???

juniors are coming back tomorrow as school begins for them this coming Monday. and am being asked about how to decode the oh-so-ever confusing timetable (with abcd and 1-18 groupings in various permutations @@), how to prepare and what to expect of year 3.

honestly, I couldn’t remember much. maybe cause the academic stuff was muddled with some intense emotions I felt back then, or maybe it was just cause year 3 was really a muddle.

anyhow, i did set a guide for them; but i always have thought that everyone is bound to have different goals and expectations, so regardless of what I say, their year 3 experience and thoughts might be way different than mine.

there’s one thing I should warn them though. please don’t start clerking too many patients in the wards! we want to clerk also ga >< or not all the patients will refuse us (aka clerk larn) when we reach the wards @@

but still, am happy that more people are back and our “medic zoo” will seem more like a complete family. 😉

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Tonight was also the last sermon from Pastor Fernando on the topic of love. am a bit sad that the series of inspiring messages from the pastor are coming to an end; his talks are so interesting and funny (and also the translating pastor! he will be the revival seminar speaker next year and am so looking forward to it!!!! :D). the whole series of sermons will be ready online from this Sept onwards here. The morning and noon sermons are in Cantonese with live Mandarin/Putonghua translation and the night sermons are in English with live Cantonese translation. Definitely worth listening to! (for me, esp the night ones)

Today’s verse was 1 Cor 13:7.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (It refers to love)

On the point of perseverance, he mentioned about a lady, Fanny Crosby, who lost her eyesight to an incompetent doctor who mis-treated her common cold. As she grew up, she came to believe in Christ, and even became a famous hymn writer and wrote more than 8,000 hymns.

Take the world, but give me Jesus,
All its joys are but a name;
But His love abideth ever,
Through eternal years the same.

Refrain
Oh, the height and depth of mercy!
Oh, the length and breadth of love!
Oh, the fullness of redemption,
Pledge of endless life above!

Take the world, but give me Jesus,
Sweetest comfort of my soul;
With my Savior watching o’er me,
I can sing though billows roll.

Take the world, but give me Jesus,
Let me view His constant smile;
Then throughout my pilgrim journey
Light will cheer me all the while.

Take the world, but give me Jesus.
In His cross my trust shall be,
Till, with clearer, brighter vision,
Face to face my Lord I see.

Sometimes I just ask myself, if someone took away my family, all my money, my education, a part of my body, what would I be left with, and what would I truly be.

There’s a chinese worship song that goes 這世界有個千年不變道理,那就是耶穌愛你.

I guess what would be left that I was a precious, loved child of God.

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it’s overwhelming.

God’s love is overwhelming. It’s crazy to think that I overlook God’s love time and time again.

Been attending Christian revival seminars every night this week. The speaker is Dr. Ajith Fernando, a pastor from Sri Lanka. The topic is Radical Loving in a Complex World. The bible verse used is one well known even outside the Christian community: 1 Corinthians 13.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

People are forgetful. I am forgetful. Of all the things i can forget (lecture notes aside), i forget who I am. I guess I was reminded of this two days ago, when the topic was “love does not envy”. We envy because we compare with others and we seem to have less. We seek our identity through the recognition of us by others, but yet once and once again, we will be disappointed because people change. But God does not.

He tells us who we are. That we are His precious children. He loves us, He cares for us and He nurtures us in His love and righteousness. And that gives us even more reason to love others, because we are already made complete by His love. What is there more to compare/ask?

Yesterday’s topic was love does not boast and is not proud. We boast once again because we want others to know how good we are, cause in this world where everyone wants to be the best, we want the glory. But one cannot serve two Gods. And if we glorify ourselves, we cannot glorify God.

Was reminded that Jesus washed his disciples feet.

He knew that he was already exalted, therefore He stooped down to be a servant.

And isn’t this the same for us children of God? When we already know that we are exalted in the kingdom of Heaven, we have more the reason to bring ourselves to serve others.

A worship song that speaks my heart right now ❤