Sunday, December 25, 2011

His birthday that changed the WORLD.

''We are the reason that He gave His life,
  We are the reason that He suffered and died.
  To a world that was lost, He gave all He could give,
  To show us the reason to live.''

Probably one of the best Christmas carols sung out there. Really, what is the true meaning of Christmas?
It's not about Santa Claus
Not about the mistletoe or the snow, 
Neither are the reindeer and all the decorations.

Christmas has been commercialized. 
Where's the true meaning of Christmas? Or even so, Santa Claus?
It all began with St Nicholas. That man, that gave a whole new meaning to Christmas. Well no I'm not trying to say that he has done a bad thing, but true also that Christmas is also a time for the family to gather and celebrate.

''Celebrate what He,Christ Jesus has done for us.''

Who are we, that God the Father would send His ONE AND ONLY SON for us, to DIE on the cross? Which parent would send their own flesh and bone to death?
God did.
How much more could He love us?
He even remembers our names, EACH and EVERYONE of us.
...and we can't even remember all of our classmates' name.

We should be really thankful for who we are. Nope, no one is perfect.
This year's caroling session was truly meaningful. More time spent at old folks' homes, homes for the handicapped, orphanages. 
It is heartbreaking, to see these kids or elderly ones, with parents or their own children to abandon them at these homes. 
It's not like they want to be a burden to the family.
They did not wished to be mentally retarded.
They did not wished to lose their memories.
They did not wished to lose their sight,hearing,mobility.

Without His love, we wouldn't be here, or what we are today.
So, Happy Birthday to our saviour Jesus Christ,
Merry Christmas and a blessed year ahead!      :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Christian Fellowship.

This was the most exciting thing I anticipated as I first stepped into UTAR. Or tertiary studies. CF never existed back in my secondary school. Though the seed was almost planted, yet time was not on our side.

I still remember signing up for CF, running like a small kid to the booth saying ''I'd like to sign up for CF.'' And that was the first time I saw Tammie :D And 2 more person, which if I'm not mistaken it's Susanna and Roxanne.
Then the first CF meeting.
And it went on and on and on..

Around 40 youths.
All of different backgrounds.
Of all different ages.
Different parts of Malaysia.
Gathered together in a hall, all with one common thing.
We are all UNITED in HIS family. A family of Brothers and Sisters In Christ. 
Meeting faithfully every week, praising Him for His goodness. 

And yes, be prepared to be surrounded by friendly people, as we have HIM as out common factor. HE is the main factor, the main character of this AWESOME society.

And here comes the interesting part.
Angels and Mortals.
Which I words could describe.
A person, becoming your Guardian Angel, giving you small gifts or short notes of encouragement.
And a Mortal, for you to handle.
From this program, you'll NEVER feel left out. It's like..really. You're NOT forgotten. Someone does care for you. Taking all the problem to prepare a gift, a surprise for you.

One thing about CF, they plan up surprises very, VERY well. Be it whoever's BIRTHDAY it is. Looks like they never run out of ideas on how to surprise you.
There's always person you could count on. Be it your seniors or your course mates.
We do have Bible studies. What hit me the most was about being the SALT and LIGHT to the world.

''Who is in the wrong, when..let's JUST SAY, UTAR goes haywire? Or a company goes haywire?''

You. Christians. YOU. As salts and light, how have you been preserving this..saltiness and the light to your surrounding?
Be the change.

As time goes by, you get to know more and more people. Relationships, friendships are strengthened.
As UTAR PJ is more for foundation students, this means most of the students will either leave and go to:

1. UTAR Kampar.
2. UTAR Setapak.
3. UTAR Sungai Long.

Separations means CF will have to break up too. As for today (14th December 2011), we had our last meeting for this semester. It was really fun, thinking back about this program.Angels and Mortals were revealed. Small (yet awh-shome!) Christmas party, prayers for those who will be leaving us, gifts exchange, LOTS of laughter, tears.

...No one likes separations. not about Santa Claus, snow, Rudolph or Christmas trees. It's about the birth of Christ into this world. Or slightly off topic, about the warmth of everyone, the company of people, the joy of giving and sharing. Bless and be blessed.

Haha sorry lar if this post wasn't really about CF, but it's like..just a piece of my mind lah. :)
But really, being in a CF, you'll never, NEVER feel lonely. There's just always that someone bothering you, (in a good way okayyyy) taking the trouble to pop in front of you and say HI.

CF is extended family of mine. Not only mine, but I'm sure it's an extended family of yours too :)

Thank you UTAR PJ CF for touching these lives of ours. For this awesome group of people, and also all the HIGHEST GLORY AND PRAISE TO THE BIG DADDY UP THERE for everything. Without you, nothing will be made possible. 

May we all never lose contact of each other as we go separate ways. 

All this I pray and thank you in Jesus' name,