世語超言

天父上帝,我愛你 Father God, I Love You

這星期日,我們在 Milpitas 母堂安排了一個家庭同樂日和向父母介紹教會的兒童事工

匯點人都知道我們教會十分著重家庭事工,因為我們相信家庭若能健康成長,教會也會一起成長。 所以,我們一直鼓勵主內的弟兄姊妹學習與家人相處,並刻意與家人討論生活和信仰問題。教會扮演的角色,是提供資源、訓練和支援。

教養孩童,使他走當行的道,這是做父母和長輩的責任。所以,我們一直鼓勵家長不要假手於人。特別是教導孩子如何待人接物,如何按聖經真理處理問題,做家長的不單要教,還要以身作則,讓我們的下一代耳濡目染,做個合上帝心意,可以做福社會和讓天國早日降臨的信徒。 

今年父親節,我寫了一個電郵給我住在洛杉機的兒子。我告訴他在我預備講章時讀到一個故事,讓我反省到自己未能完全了解他,也曾誤解他的行為,將一些無形的重擔加在他肩頭上,令他心裡感到難過。我並不完美,我不是上帝。我只想做他的父親。我告訴他我愛他,希望他好,並祝福他能體會到上帝對他的愛。 

第二天,他給我一個回覆:爸爸,多謝你和我分享你的心。我沒有期待你是個完美的父親,也許我年青時曾這樣想。我發覺這對任何人來說都是個不徹實際的期待。你對我的愛不單是言語,也從行動中顯露出來。多謝你為我所做的一切和不止息的愛,上帝已透過你顯示祂對我的愛。父親節快樂,我愛你,我尊重你。

天父上帝,我愛你,我尊崇你。求你教導我如何去愛和教養我們的下一代!

 

你的牧師

招世超


This Sunday at our Milpitas Campus, we scheduled to have a family fun day and parents orientation to introduce our children’s ministry.

Crosspointers should know that our church considers family ministry as one of our focus ministries. We believe that our church will grow as our families become more healthy. Therefore, we have been trying to encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ to intentionally discuss and share life and belief with their family members. The role of our church is to provide resources, training, and support. 

Train up a child in the way he should go” is the responsibility of parents and elderly people. I have been encouraging our parents to pick up the responsibility to teach and train up their children in facing life issues the biblical ways and to become their examples. Let us help our children to learn with their ears and eyes to become God-pleasing believers who can make a difference in our society and expand the Kingdom of God. 

This past Father’s Day, I wrote an email to my son in LA. I told him that I read a story from the internet when I was looking for materials for my Father’s Day sermon. I reflected that I might misinterpret who he was and what he did sometimes. I might put some invisible burden on his shoulder and make his heart feel heavy. I told him that I am not perfect. I am not God. I just want to be his father. I love him and wish him well. I asked God to bless him and make him aware of His love for him. 

I got an email from him the following day: Thanks for sharing your heart Dad. I do not expect you to be perfect, though perhaps I did when I was younger. I’ve realized that is an unrealistic expectation for any person. Your love for me has been clear to me through not just your words but actions. Thank you for all you’ve done for me and continue to do. God has already expressed his love for me through you. Have a great Father’s Day. I love and respect you. 

Father God, I love you and I respect you. I ask you to teach me how to love and bring up our next generations!

 

Your Pastor,

Abraham Chiu