Jeanette & I have been leading a Bible study with college students in Tandi since last November. This modest group of 3 students has been a tremendous encouragement because it is so clear to us that these young people will be used by God to love, serve & inspire others. They certainly have that effect on us, and we are reminded time & time again that what matters the most is “Christ in us”.
We are a new creation & will continue to make spiritual progress because of “Christ in us”. We can serve & give glory to God because of “Christ in us”. We can overcome trials & obstacles that are far greater than us because of “Christ in us”.
Last Saturday, as we started worship service at Tandi Gospel Center, we heard a loud noise outside. A vehicle had hit a church brother as he was walking towards the front of the center. A wheel had rolled over his left arm at such force that the wheel popped out and flew off. He was rushed to the hospital. He returned before the service ended, with his arm bandaged up. It was a miracle that he suffered external wounds only, no broken bones or serious injuries in his arm. Praise the Lord for protecting him! Even in his time of pain, he came back to worship God and pray for the person who hit him to find Christ & His peace as the matters are settled between them. I believe this is possible because of “Christ in him.”
“Christ in us” doesn’t mean that we are exempt from trials & situations we don’t understand, but it does mean that God is working in us to purify & refine the person that we are. We lose sight of ourselves and are able to think of others. This is possible because of the beauty of our Lord Jesus Christ who lives within us. This is Jeanette and my hope and prayer. That “Christ in us” might show in even the small tasks of our everyday lives so that more Taiwanese may be drawn to curiosity and eventually drawn to Him.
Please pray with us that we may be able to witness more and more people of Taiwan open the door of their heart to Christ & receive Him as their Savior & Lord.