Dear Brethren,

Boston Marathon Bomb Blast

The world was shaken by the bomb blast at the finishing line of the Boston Marathon event on 15 April 2013. 3 lives were lost and many were injured with some losing their limbs. Runners who are fit and healthy finishing their grueling 42km race would never expect to lose their limbs at the end of the race. Spectators cheering for their friends or just coming to soak in the atmosphere would never expect their lives to end at that moment and that place. The question will be asked, “For what is your life?” The Bible tells us the answer.

“It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” James 4:14

Deep in our hearts, we know we do not control and know how and when death will come to us although we know it will come to us one day. Our thought is always that day will not be too soon and it will happen to others, not me. Today, we must know it is God who gives us the breath to be alive today. When death strikes, it will be eternity in Heaven or Hell for you. Where are you heading? Be very sure that you have the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour to have eternal life in Heaven. He is the way, the truth and the life.

Earthquake and Rumours of Wars and H7N9 Virus

Last week 20 April 2013 Sichuan earthquake of magnitude of 7 killed at least 192 people. About 5 years ago, Sichuan was hit by a massive earthquake that killed almost 70,000 people.  You can be sure another earthquake will hit somewhere in this plant earth soon.

The world faces another crisis of North Korea ready for war against South Korea. The North has been testing their missiles and deploying their armies at the border. Will there be a Korea war soon?

Then we have the H7N9 virus that has taken a number of lives especially in China. No one knows if it can be controlled or not. Will be another SARS epidemic?

When you read of all these crisis one after another, what comes to your mind? The words of Holy Scriptures must surely ring in us.

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” Matthew 24:7

The Lord Jesus Christ had already told us the signs of His coming again. They are before our eyes today. Surely, the Lord Jesus is coming soon. Do you live your life in anticipation of the impending return of Christ? He will come to judge the world of their sins. For the believers, His coming is our delight and reward. Are you ready for the return of Jesus Christ? Our prayers ought to be, “Even, so, come Lord Jesus”.

1 May 2013 Chinese Gospel Meeting

This coming Wednesday is our annual 1 May Chinese Gospel meeting. You have only one life and soon it will be over. What are you doing for Christ? God has given you and I this opportunity to invite our loved ones and friends to the 1 May Gospel meeting. We can ignore it, wait for another year to do something or really hasten and work hard to bring souls to hear the Gospel. Do not think there is another opportunity another day. What if this is our last opportunity to do something for Christ? What if it is the last chance for our unbelieving loved one to hear the Gospel? Do something for Jesus!

“Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” John 4:35

Elder John Leong