Jay Chou is a music prodigy and very well-favoured, we all know that.
So we can imagine the multitude of fans and supporters Jay has, so his every action and word can impact many people, whether positively or negatively. Therefore when I read from the paper that day (which I have posted on my Facebook too) that Jay Chou has seriously believed in Jesus and is going to be baptized end of this year, we were all very happy and excited to hear.
耶稣在路加福音15:10说：“我 告 诉 你 们 ， 一 个 罪 人 悔 改 ， 在 神 的 使 者 面 前 ， 也 是 这 样 为 他 欢 喜 。”
Of course there is nothing wrong to rejoice and get excited because Jay Chou believes in Jesus and is baptized, and in fact we should, because he is someone God loves…
But what we often neglect is when “ordinary people” believe in Jesus and are baptized, we do not seem to be as excited or overjoyed. The truth is, whether it is you, or I, or anyone else, as long as we sincerely believe in Jesus and are baptized, our Father God is equally as happy and moved…
Jesus said in Luke 15:10 “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Personally for me, I feel especially touched when I see the elderly believing in the Lord and baptized…
Because to see them having a chance to return to God when they are advanced in age is indeed very touching…
Just last Saturday, we baptized 56 people, and among them, 7 are above the age of 60. Uncle Fang in the photo is the oldest that night at 85!
That night, 56 were baptized and the angels of God celebrated 56 times in heaven! Similarly, the day when Jay Chou gets baptized, the angels will celebrate as well!
Therefore do remember, you and I may not be Jay Chou, there will still be celebration for us in heaven; and let us all remember too, whoever it is that believes in the Lord, let us all be as happy and excited!
Honestly, that night, while feeling happy for these 56 people, I was kind of sad too in my heart, because normally the number baptized is about 100 or more…
O Lord, have we gone backward in saving souls? Do guard our hearts to be like Yours, to love sinners and save souls always, never to slack or grow cold, Amen!