以色列啊，你要聽！耶和華我們的上帝是獨一的主。你要盡心、盡性、盡力愛耶和華你的上帝。我今日所吩咐你的話都要記在心上，也要殷勤教訓你的兒女。無論你坐在家裡，行在路上，躺下，起來，都要談論。（申命記 6:4-7 ）
Last Sunday, I listened to three different young people to share their short-term mission experience in New York and was convinced that they indeed have the ability to serve God like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah and reflect the light of the Lord in a foreign land.
It has been my prayer that many more young people can step up to give witness about Christ and serve God along with other adults. I would like to see many more young people could use their gifts and talents to help build up our church and serve people in our community. We need to give them opportunities. We also need to teach them to love God and love people and to experience God themselves.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. (Deuteronomy 6:4-7) ESV
May I encourage our parents, elderlies, and mentors of our young people to share and discuss issues of life and faith at church and in particular at home with children and young people as well. Teach them how to live with people and do things God’s way like what the Israelites do in those days. This is the parents’ obligation from God and we should not rely on others to do it. By doing this, we can grow together and accomplish what God has commissioned us to do on earth seeing God grace and power with our own eyes.
From Pastor Chiu | Rev. Abraham Chiu