Thursday, 30 Sep 2021

Title: Acts of Random Kindness
By: Richard YW Yeoh

Matthew 25:44-45
⁴⁴“ they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or naked or sick or in prison and didn’t do anything to help you? ⁴⁵Then he will answer, I assure you that when you haven’t done it for one of the least of these, you haven’t done it for me”

From the early 60s, when I was a young lad of seven, I used to accompany my grandma to the open-air market at PJ Old Town (there was no market building yet then). I was fascinated by the pretty tropical fish at a stall. One day, the seller netted a few fish and gifted them to me. This random act of kindness left a lifelong impression on me.

Later in life, I had many teachers who took a personal interest in my progress in school and many a time treated me like a little brother. In those simple days of a bygone era, I had teachers who would take me to the movies, to the ice cream parlour (as they were known then), give me a ride to school as they passed my bus stop, teach me to play the guitar, to do the high jump etc. And of course, share with me about God’s salvation and His Love for me.

My purpose in sharing these true stories is to highlight how impactful and motivating these random acts of kindness can be to children and younger persons. Indeed our little acts of kindness and concern for people who cross our paths is the very essence of showing love for one another.

Let us, therefore, endeavour to live by this credo and most importantly, to never pass up any opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and to be a good testimony for Christ in our interaction with others.

Truly, people must see the Love of God shine through our lives.

PRAYER:
“O Lord, May it be that in each and every day that I am alive in this earthly life, I may always reach out in love and kindness to others around me and be a good testimony of Jesus’ unfailing love for all humanity. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

每日灵粮
2021年9月30日,星期四
题目:“ 随机善举 ”
作者: Richard YW Yeoh
翻译: 黄姐妹
经文: 马太福音 25章:44-45节 *

【马太:廿五44】「他们也要回答说:“主啊,我们什么时候见你饿了,或渴了,或作客旅,或赤身露体,或病了,或在监里,不伺候你呢?”」

【马太:廿五45】「王要回答说:“我实在告诉你们,这些事你们既不做在我这弟兄中一个最小的身上,就是不做在我身上了。”」

从 60 年代初,当我还是个七岁的小伙子时,经常陪奶奶去 PJ 老城的露天市场(当时还没有市场建筑)的我,被一个摊位上漂亮的热带鱼迷住了。
有一天,卖家捉了几条鱼送给我。这种随机的善举给我留下了深刻的印象。
在后来的生活中,很多时候很多老师把我当作小兄弟一样对待,对于我在课业的进步很是上心。在过去那些简单的日子里,我有老师会带我去看电影,带我去冰淇淋店,在经过我的公交车站时载我去学校,教我玩吉他,跳高等等。当然,与我分享上帝赐我的爱与救恩。

我分享这些真实故事的目的是强调这些随机的善举对儿童和年轻人的影响必会发起作用。的确,在与我们相遇的人给予善意和关心的小举动是彼此相爱的表现。
因此,让我们努力按照这一个命令生活,最重要的是,永远不要放弃任何分享耶稣基督福音的机会,并在我们与他人的互动中为基督作美好见证。

确实,人们必从我们的生命轨迹里看见耶稣基督的爱彰显出来。

祷告:
“主啊,愿我在世上生活的每一天,都能以爱和善意对待周遭的人,成为耶稣对全人类永恒之爱的美好见证。奉耶稣的名祷告,阿门。