Sunday, October 18, 2009

Condolences

My deepest condolences to the parents of Samuel Yii who passed away on Friday. It is sad that a boy that young (16 yrs) should leave. My friend related to me that Samuel told his parents that the angels came to fetch him back just before he passed away. It was peaceful.
Samuel is another Leukemia (AML) sufferer, gone for bone marrow transplant and survived for two years.
May he rest in peace. He will be missed by many.

Thomas said, "Unless I… put my finger where the nails were… I will not believe… (John 20:25 NIV). Jesus said "Reach out your hand… Stop doubting and believe" (John 20:27 NIV). Thomas asks the question we all ask when we're struggling, "If God is so good, why do I feel so bad? If His message is so clear, why am I confused? If He's in control, why do good people wrestle with gut-wrenching problems?"…
"Lord, believing isn't easy when I'm hurt and confused, and You are silent. Like Thomas, I want proof that You love me. Help me see beyond my desire for peace and comfort, beyond my doubts and unanswered questions, and grasp the truth of Your unfailing love and grace."

Sunday, October 11, 2009

No Match

Last week, my doctor in KL, Dr. Ng, broke the bad news to us... amongst the five siblings, there is no bone marrow match for Ah Jon.

I wasn't surprised because somehow, I have the intuition that there is no match. Perhaps, God has been asking me to trust Him more! This reminded me about the Israelite. God was leading them in everything they did .. war, protection, provision, healing, etc. Then His chosen people looked around and saw all the neighbors had kings, soldiers, beautiful palaces, etc. The neighbors showed off their wealth, etc. So, His chosen people pleaded with God to allow them to have a earthly figurehead. It seems that it is difficult for His people to trust a God whom they cannot see nor show to visiting dignitaries. God allowed and that was the beginning of the downfall of Israel.
We just have to trust Him more. There is no choice as there isn't one.
Please pray for Ah Jon. Ask God to show us His plan and direction.