PASTOR’S HEART

 

FROM THE PASTOR’S HEART

Oct 2017

Dear New Horizoners,

During my recent US trip I learned how much our Heavenly Father takes delight in bestowing us with gifts because of His great love for us.

After the GLS, together with other pastors and their wives, we went shopping at some premium factory outlets. I carried a long shopping list with me – shoes, bags, caps, track pants, hoodies, etc. I went to every corner and visited all the shops to look for these items. I was so happy when I found everything on my list and bought them with joy! The pastors’ wives noticed that I had only bought things for my nieces and asked me, “Aren’t you getting anything for yourself?” Frankly, I wasn’t even mindful of buying anything for myself. I love my nieces so much that I just enjoy getting things for them. When I see that they are happy, I am overjoyed.

This is exactly how our Heavenly Father feels towards us, His children. Our God is a loving God who relishes in showering us with good gifts. Jesus said, “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11)

I am reminded of a beautiful song, ‘Good Good Father’. The chorus says,
You’re a good, good Father
It’s who You are, it’s who You are, it’s who You are
And I’m loved by you…

Loved by the Father,

Pastor Lawrence Koo

牧师的心声

2017 年 10 月

亲爱的新天际教友,

在我最近的美国之行中,我了解到我们的天父因为爱我们而把好东西给我们,是件多么令祂喜悦的事。

全球领袖高峰会结束后,我与其他牧师和他们的妻子一起去一些优质工厂直销店购物,我拿着长长的购物清单 — 鞋子,皮包,帽子,跑步裤,连帽衫等等。 我到处去寻找这些物品。 当清单上所有的物品都买齐了,我是多么的开心! 有一位牧师娘注意到所有的东西都是买给我的侄女们就问我:“你不为自己买点东西吗?”。 说真的,我根本想都没想到为自己买东西。 我非常疼爱我的侄女们,所以很乐意买东西给她们。 看到她们开心我更高兴。

这正是我们天父对我们,祂的儿女的感受。我们的神是一位慈爱的上帝,喜欢把好东西给我们。 耶稣说:“你们虽然不好、尚且知道拿好东西给儿女、何况你们在天上的父、岂不更把好东西给求他的人么。” (马七11)

这让我想起一首优美的英文歌曲《良善的父》。 副歌大意是
「您是位良善的父,这就是您,这就是您,我就这样被您爱着。。。」

被天父爱着,

丘牧师