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一則感動我心的簡訊 A text message that touched my heart

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收到谁的简讯会让你兴奋?
收到谁的简讯会让你紧张?
你又会期待谁的简讯?

Receiving whose text messages would make you feel excited?
Receiving whose text messages would make you feel nervous?
And whose text messaged do you hope to receive?

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读到什么样的简讯会让你感动?
读到什么样的简讯会让你难忘?
到底那天我收到谁的简讯,让我的心那么感动?

Reading what kind of text messages would make you feel touched?
Reading what kind of text messages would be unforgettable to you?
And whose text message did I receive that day that touched my heart so much?

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那天我收到这一则简讯。。。是我没有预料的,来自一个不是很常会传简讯给我的人,即使有,通常他也只传“官方”内容的简讯,可是这一次不一样。。。
这一次的内容让我惊讶,是出乎我所料的,但却深深温暖了我的心。。。
就是以下这则简讯:

That day I received this text message… something I did not expect, not someone who would usually send text messages to me, and if the person does, the content would be quite formal, but not this time…
This time the content surprised me, something I really did not expect, but it deeply warmed my heart…
It is this text message below:

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那是星期日早上,我在家预备去教会,简讯说:
“牧师早安!记得带那台湾饼干给那特殊小孩哦。。。”
这有什么那么感动的?原来背后有段故事。。。

That was Sunday morning as I was preparing to go to church, the message reminded me to bring to church some biscuits I brought back from Taiwan, to give to a special child.
But what was so touching about that? There is a story behind…

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有一个家庭,不久前因着家里有这位特殊儿而来到教会,孩子特别过动且有学习障碍和难以控制,父母亲已深感无助和沮丧,一直到来了教会在耶稣里找到盼望和安慰。

这孩子特别喜欢我也挺黏我,你看连看着荧幕上的我,他都可以那么专注。每一次散会后,他会坚持上来要我祷告后才愿意回家,我每次也会确定跟他祷告和给他一个拥抱。祷告后他一定会向我要一瓶矿泉水,才开开心心的回家,要不然他就会哭闹不肯走。我的助理也习惯了,所以都会预备好瓶子给他。

那个星期六晚上,刚好没有货了,男孩无法体会就要开始哭闹,不要回家了。我就抱着他,跟他说他若乖乖听话,我明早会带我台湾带回来的饼干给他吃;他竟然听懂了,就很开心说他明天要饼干,就肯回家了。

There is this family that came to church not long ago because of this special child, the child is hyperactive and has learning difficulty and hard to keep under control. The parents were very desperate and depressed because of his condition but they found hope and comfort in Jesus when they came to church.

The child somehow adores me and gets quite attached to me, see how fixated he is even when watching my on-screen image. Each time after a church meeting, he would insist to come up to be prayed for by me before he is willing to go home, and I would make sure I pray for him and give him a hug too each time. Then, he would always ask from me a bottle of mineral water after prayer before going home happily, otherwise he would kick up a fuss and refuse to go. My assistants are used to that and they are always ready with the bottle for him.

That particular Saturday night, we ran out of stock, and the boy could not comprehend that and was about to cry and refusing to go home. Then I hugged and told him if he behaved and listened to me, then I would the next morning bring him some biscuits I brought back from Taiwan, and he could understand me. He happily said he wanted the biscuit the next morning and was willing to go home then.

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收到助理提醒我带饼干的简讯会让我感动是因为,原来助理不但在教会很尽责,站在我背后也很专心听我跟小孩讲话,回了家也没忘记。这证明他把小孩的需要放在心上,要不然他不会怕我忘记带饼干来,而让孩子失望哭闹。。。
我真的很欣赏我助理这一点,我真的没想到他会一大早传简讯给我,提醒我带饼干给那特殊小孩(虽然我也没忘记)。
你不感动吗?换着是你,你会不会这样做?

所以,我决定原谅阿蚊上一届运动会在200米赛项跑赢我了,哈哈哈哈!!

Receiving that text message from my assistant was touching to me because, I realized he was not only very responsible while at church, he was also listening attentively when I talked to the little boy, and he did not forget when he went home. That showed he put the boy’s needs on his heart too, other wise he would not have been concerned that I might for get to bring the biscuit and thus disappointing and upsetting the child…
I was really impressed with that, I really did not expect him to text me early that morning ti remind me about bringing the biscuit for that special boy (though I did not forget too).
Are you not touched? Would you have done the same if it were you?

So I have decided to forgive Ah Boon for beating me in the 200m race in our last sports meet, hahahaha!!

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“想留在夢中”的第二個夢。。。 The 2nd dream of “Wished to stay on in the dream”…

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所以,你也有那一种感觉,那种做了一个梦,你很想留在梦里面,不要醒来的感觉?
那你的又是什么梦呢?
当然一定都是美梦,但有不同的题材。。。

So you do have that feeling too, that wishing not to wake up from the dream you are having, but then what dream is yours?
Of course they must be good dreams, but with different themes…

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上一篇告诉了你们我第一个不想醒来的梦,那第二个又是什么梦呢。。。?
你若期待很精彩和轰轰烈烈的,大概要失望了,因为它是忆起家庭的梦,特别是童年时候的家和爸爸妈妈的梦。。。
有时候我也很纳闷,都已经那么老的人了,怎么还一直做小时候跟爸爸妈妈在一起的梦?难道心里还有一个长不大的小孩。。。?

I told you in my last writing concerning the first dream that I did not want to wake up from, then what is the second one…?
If you are expecting something exciting and colourful, you might get disappointed, because it is about family memory, especially about my childhood home and mum and dad then…
Sometimes I wonder too, I am already that old, but why am I still dreaming about my childhood days with mum and dad? Or is there a child inside that has not grown up…?

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爸爸逝世后,这些年来都会梦见他还在,生活如常;去年妈妈去世了,就换着梦见妈妈还在。。。
上个礼拜还梦见载着行动不方便的妈妈去看医生,一切好真实,所以才会不希望留在梦中。。。

After father passed away, these few years I have been having dreams that he was still around, living life like normal; now that mother passed away last year, I began to dream that she was still around…
Last week I dreamt that I was bringing her to see the doctor in her wheelchair, it was so real, that was why I wished I would stay on in the dream…

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从梦中醒来当然会有一丝丝难过,但当我想到她在天堂没有病痛、没有软弱,能行动自如,却是快乐与主同在,我心就很安慰!
我非常感恩,爸爸妈妈都认识主耶稣,都是那么平安离开这个世界到天堂与主同住。。。

When I woke up from the dream, of course there would be a tiny tinge of sadness, but when I think of how she has no sickness and pain in heaven, that she can move around freely and is happily living in the presence of Jesus, my heart is greatly comforted!
I am very grateful that both mum and dad knew Jesus, and they left this world in such peace to be with the Lord in heaven…

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想留在夢中。。。 Wished to stay on in the dream…

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有没有那一种感觉,有时候做了一个梦,你很想留在梦里面,不要醒来;或者醒来了,倒回去睡很希望能够回到刚才的梦境里,但无奈却回不去了。。。

Ever had that feeling, that sometimes you had a dream, and you wished you could stay on in that dream and not wake up; or when you did wake up, you went back to sleep hoping that you would return to that dream again, but unfortunately you could not…

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我最近就有两个梦我希望能待久一点在里面,一个是梦见主耶稣行神迹,让一个荒芜的山坡成为一个丰盛的果园!在梦里我很开心,甚至高兴的哭了,一直跟主耶稣说谢谢。。。

Recently I had two dreams which I wished I could stay on longer in the dreams. One was I dreamt of the Lord Jesus performing a miracle by turning a barren hilltop into a fruitful orchard! I was very happy in the dream that I even shed tears of joy, and I kept saying thanks to Jesus…

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那果园很美,让我很开心喜乐,当然不想那么快醒来。。。
后来醒来时,我很想念那园子,但我知道那是主在鼓励我,要我信靠祂,祂是能够使无变为有的神!

It was such a beautiful orchard and it made me so happy and joyful, and of course I did not want to wake up so fast…
When I finally woke up, I missed the garden, but I knew it was the Lord encouraging me to trust in Him, for He is the God who can create something out of nothing!

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至于另外一个梦又是关于什么呢。。。?
时候晚了,改天再跟你们分享吧,呵呵呵!

As for the other dream, what was it about…?
Well, it is getting late, I will share with you some other time, heeheehee…?

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等候是必須的。。。 Waiting is necessary…

 

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在人生的道路上,偶尔停下脚步,整理思绪一下,稍微等候再继续旅程是很重要的。。。
因为有时候脚步太急促、步伐太匆忙,会不慎摔了一跤,又或者因太忙碌和急促做决定,而忽略了一些重要的细节。。。

Along the journey of life, it is very important to occasionally halt your steps, reorganize your thoughts and ponder and wait for a while before continuing on your journey…
Because sometimes we are too hasty in our steps or too rush in our walk that we can carelessly suffer a fall; or when we are too busy and make our decisions too quickly, we may overlook some crucial details…

 

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能坐下来休息一下,对自己体力也有帮助,让自己重新得力,毕竟休息就是为了走更远的路。。。
但也不要停顿太久而变懒散或忘记前方还有路。。。

To be able to sit and rest a while is good for the body too, allow your strength to be renewed, because after all resting is to prepare for a longer journey…
But do not stop for too long too for you might become slack or forget there is still some road to walk on ahead…

 

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休息等候不是漫无目标的,一定要仰望天上的父,看看祂有什么指示,有什么话说,让祂指引我们。。。
毕竟我们走的是天国的路,祂的话是我们脚前的灯和路上的光。

We are not to rest and wait aimlessly too, we must look up and set our eyes on our Heavenly Father, and see whether He has any instruction or has anything to say, let Him guide us…
After all we are walking on the road to heaven, His Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.

 

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这凳子是亮丽粉红色! This stool is shocking pink in colour!

这是续上一篇“这凳子什么颜色?”  还没回答你们的问题,一拖就拖了那么久。。。真的很忙啦!
答案是,这凳子是亮丽粉红色!
啊?有没有搞错??

是的,它真的是粉红色,至少,之前。。。

This is a continuation of the unanswered question from the previous post “What colour is this stool?”… it has been dragging for so long… I am truly very busy!

Well, the answer is, this stool is shocking pink in colour!
Excuse me, are you sure??

Yes, it is indeed pink in colour, or at least, was…

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原来教会招待员很有心帮我预备了这小凳子,以方便我摆放杯子,可是竟然是很夸张的粉红色。。。我就问他们没别的颜色吗?
他们说店里还有别的颜色,就问我要什么颜色?我随口说说黑色吧。。。

然后等了好几天,不见有凳子出现,我就问他们凳子呢?
他们说因为店里没黑色凳子,所以他们拿去托人喷黑漆,那要等好几天。。。

我说,哎唷,干嘛那么夸张?别的颜色也可以啦,不必那么麻烦。。。
他们说要给我最喜欢的。。。让我听了很感动。。。真的很认真的服事!

The church ushers were very kind in preparing this little stool for me to conveniently place my mug, but it was shocking pink in colour… so I asked them whether there was no other colour available?
They said there were still other colours in the shop, and asked what colour I preferred. I just mentioned in passing something like black…

Then for a few days I did not see any stool at all, so I asked them what happened to it?
They said there was no black-coloured stool in the shop, so they took it to someone to spray paint it black, that would take a few days…

I said, oh come on, there was no need to go to that extent, other colours are acceptable too, no need to be so troublesome…
They said they wanted to give me what I like best… I was rather touched hearing that… they really serve very seriously!

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其实,这凳子也让我想起主耶稣的爱,不介意牺牲自己,披上黑色,只为了祝福他人。。。
我们自己又是否愿意放下自己把快乐带给别人呢?

Actually the little stool also reminds me of the love of Jesus, that sacrifice to be willingly covered by blackness, just to bless others…
Are we willing to lay down ourselves then to bring happiness to others?

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这凳子什么颜色? What colour is this stool?

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你们看看这凳子什么颜色?没经过“我训练”的人很可能会马上回答:黑色啦!那么明显!还需要问吗?
但有经过“我训练”的就可能会想:嗯,问这么明显的问题,答案肯定没那么简单!他葫芦里不知卖什么膏药?

What colour is this stool?
Those not “trained by me” would probably answer immediately: Black of course! Isn’t it very obvious? Why ask?!
But those “trained by me” would probably think: Hmm… asking such an obvious question, I’m sure the answer isn’t that simple! Wonder what trick is he pulling at this time?

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第一种人会有点太果断或自以为是,而第二种人又有点太复杂。。。
哎唷!那到底要怎样回答啊??哈哈!!
好啦,好啦,就直接告诉你们答案吧,这凳子是亮丽粉红色!

林义忠!你眼睛有没有问题啊???
再看清楚一点。。。这怎么会是亮丽粉红色呢??

The first type of people are kind of too decisive or assuming, and the second type are slightly too complicated…
My goodness! Then how to answer the question?? Haha!!
Alright, alright, let me tell you the answer directly, the stool is shocking pink in colour!

Hey GT! Are you sure your eyes are alright???
Look again… how can this possibly be shocking pink??

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是的!它真的是粉红色!
我们凡事不能只看外表,很多东西背后是有故事的。
至于这凳子怎么会是粉红色背后的故事,就等我下一篇再告诉你吧。。。

Yes! It is really pink in colour!
We must not judge everything from its appearance, many things have a story behind.
As for the story behind why this stool is pink in colour, I will tell you in my next article…

那天我停止寫博文。。。 That day I stopped writing blogs…

 

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有人问:你不写博文了?
不知该怎么回答?是忙?是累?是提不起劲?还是什么?
其实都有。

Someone asked: are you not writing blogs anymore?
I don’t know how to answer. Busy? Tired? No motivation? Or what?
Actually, all of them.

 

 

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但事实是,也不太敢开部落格来看,因会看到最后一篇写的东西,就会想起那天为什么会停止写博文。。。

But the truth is, I don’t quite have the courage to enter or check out my blog because when I see the last article I wrote, I would recall why I stopped writing that day…

 

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从妈突然住院、去世,不知不觉三个月过去了,有时候泪水还会悄悄滑落。。。

From the sudden hospitalization of mother and her eventual departure,
it has been three months since. Sometimes tears would still quietly
fall…

 
 
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但我是喜欢写文章的人,是我的兴趣,也是一种抒发,我想该开始再写了。。。
But I love to write, it’s my interest and a way of release too. I
think I should begin to write again…

 
 
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我要到台灣了!! I’m going to Taiwan!!

 

我台灣的行程 (My schedule in Taiwan):
10月13日(六):晚上7:00 - 台北信義會信義堂
10月14日(主日):早上10:00 - 台北合一教會
10月18日(四):晚上7:30 - 台北合一教會
10月20日(六):晚上 - 台北榮耀堂晚堂崇拜
10月21日(主日):早上兩堂崇拜 - 台北榮耀堂(南港、信義)

2012 禁食日记 – 第30天: “羡慕” 2012 Fasting Diary – Day 30: “Envious”

 

第三十天(05/09/12)

“耶和华与约瑟同在。。。”(创39:2,21)
这几乎可称为约瑟一生的座右铭,的确无论约瑟去哪里、在哪里、做什么,“耶和华都与约瑟同在”。耶和华都帮助他,赐福他,让他在对的人眼前蒙恩,虽然一些妒忌他的人视他为仇敌而加害与他。

如此的生命 - 常有神的同在与恩宠,是多少人的羡慕和渴望。。。那是因为我们只看到他的地位,祝福和成功等等,但有多少人会羡慕那弃绝、伤害、为奴生活、诬告、坐牢等等。。。?

很显然的,耶和华会与约瑟同在是因为他美好的态度、灵性,和正确反应;加上他在任何逆境中都时刻信赖及仰望耶和华。所以,在我们还没羡慕与期望耶和华也常与我们同在如同与约瑟同在之前,让我们先看看我们自己的心和态度,也审查我们对日常生活状况与考验的反应。。。

 

Day 30 (05/09/12)

“The Lord was with Joseph…” (Gen 39:2,21)
This can almost be called Joseph’s life motto, indeed “The Lord was with Joseph” wherever Joseph went or was or whatever he did. The Lord just helped him and blessed him and he would find favour with all the right people, despite being an “enemy” and under the attack of of those who were jealous of him.

Such a life – to have the presence of the Lord and His favour, would be the envy and desire of all… that is because we only see the status, blessings and successes etc, but how many would be envious of the rejection and hurts and slavery and wrongful accusation and imprisonment etc…?

It is obvious the Lord was always with Joseph because of his good attitude, spirit, and correct reactions; also his constant trust and fixing his eyes on the Lord despite all adverse situations. So before we feel envious and start wishing the Lord would be with us always like the way He was with Joseph, let us first look at our own heart and attitude and examine how we react to our everyday situations and trials…

2012 禁食日记 – 第29天: “还是谦卑” 2012 Fasting Diary – Day 29: “Humility still”

 

第二十九天(04/09/12)

谦卑单纯的心是要持续保守的,随着年日的增加,我们很容易让自己的经历、学问等等取代原本孩子般的单纯。另外一个更平常的问题是,我们常持有自己的认为和想法,而无法接受真理的圣灵的启示,或者我们以自己的想法限制了神的作为。这些其实会形成我们自己建立的“宗教”,而使我们失去很多奇妙的经历和福份。

元帅乃缦这一边会谦卑相信为奴小女孩的话,但另一边却无法接受小女孩所介绍的先知的话,当他以自己的观念拒绝先知所说的而愤怒离开时,他却又听从仆人的劝告照着先知所说的去做,结果他真的痊愈了!

可见持续的谦卑何等重要。除此之外,身边的人也很重要,身边的人的态度和信心也可以影响我们做对或错的事情,当然也因此间接影响我们的福份。

10 以利沙打发一个使者对乃缦说:“你去在约旦河中沐浴七回,你的肉就必复原,而得洁净。” 11 乃缦却发怒走了,说:“我想他必定出来见我,站着求告耶和华他神的名,在患处以上摇手,治好这大麻风。 12 大马士革的河亚罢拿和法珥法岂不比以色列的一切水更好吗?我在那里沐浴不得洁净吗?”于是气愤愤地转身去了。 13 他的仆人进前来,对他说:“我父啊,先知若吩咐你做一件大事,你岂不做吗?何况说你去沐浴而得洁净呢?” 14 于是乃缦下去,照着神人的话,在约旦河里沐浴七回。他的肉复原,好像小孩子的肉,他就洁净了。”

~ 王下 5:10-14 ~

Day 29 (04/09/12)

A heart of simplicity and humility must be maintained, as years go by, we can easily allow our experiences , knowledge etc to take over our child-like simplicity. Another even more common problem is: we tend to hold on to our own opinions and thinking till we cannot accept the revelations of the Spirit of Truth, or we may limit the work of God with our own thinking. All these can actually result in the formation of our own “religion”, and cause us to lose a lot of amazing experiences and blessings.

The Commander Naaman on one side could humbly believe in the young slave girl’s words, but on the other side he could not accept the words of the prophet the girl introduced. When he rejected what the prophet said with his own thinking and left angrily, he however listened to his servants’ advice to just do as the prophet had said. As a result, he was really healed!

So we see continued humility is so important. Apart from this, our companions are also very important, the attitude and faith of the people around us can influence us to do the right or the wrong thing, and of course therefore indirectly affect our blessings.

10 Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.”11 But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage.13 Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” 14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.”
~ 2 Kings 5:10-14 ~