Friday, August 04, 2006

They showed me Jesus

It's amazing how God chooses to speak to us. I am so grateful that my God is creative. It would be pretty dull to listen that monotoneous, deep, bassy voice, and echoes... Come to think of it, that's a bad representation of how He would sound if we heard Him with an audible voice. Heaven's sound system is the best - so won't have echoes & feedback...
 
Anyway, went to pasar malam (night market) on Monday after my work. It was a stressful day and I thought that I would just grab something to eat & return home. But God had something different installed for me. He used the hawkers to cheer me up. The locksmith was confident he could duplicate my keys in 1 minute & I actually timed him!! He missed his mark & we laughed about it. Then this guy was giving his last call as I walked pass his satay stall. I thought I heard him shout 20 cents but it was 30 cents. Then I counted 12 stickes left but he counted 13, and I was wrong again. Had a good laugh there too.
 
Walking away I just wanted to cry. I saw Jesus in them that night. Each one that I have encountered in that short period of time has blessed me with conversation and their smile. Each one of them were created in the image of God and has the form of God. They just don't realise or acknowledge the power source. Each one is capable of loving & caring & blessing someone's life. 
 
Now I need to digest this truth and bring it to my workplace, church, and my neighbourhood. Somehow the more you spend time with people you tend to look at their weaknesses & flaws instead. Maybe we got off the wrong foot. I need to see people through the eyes of Jesus.
 
Hmm. That last statement I made... I know it but maybe I have not learned how to. Maybe I should go to pasar malam more often.

10 comments:

curious servant said...

Good post. I especially need tosee the image of our Lord in those who seem to act the least like Him. I need His eyes, I guess.

God bless.

ming yan said...

hmm.. i found it a bit funny that you saw any connection there.. well, but after reading the "they were created in god's image" part, well, i think it was pretty good.. nice illustration..

oh well, just to maintain my reputation of being anal, let me point out two things k?
1) why did you choose to say you saw jesus, instead of you saw god (the father), or you saw the holy spirit? you did say they were created in god's image, and i'd say god (the father) is a bit different from jesus...

2) how do you know they do not acknowledge the fact that they are children of god? maybe some of them were christians? you just assumed they werent, based on what? heheh... i smell discrimination..

heheh.. nice post still.. ;]

curious servant said...

MY:

Perhaps it doesn't matter the "reality" of whether or not they were Christians as much as what Joash felt in his heart.

ming yan said...

well..maybe.. when you look at it from his point of view, and in this context, no, it doesnt matter.. but then again, it does imply that joash may have some hidden/ non-conscious biases towards these people... identifying these and pointing it out may actually help him see obstacles that he doesnt see..
end of the day, it's never about who's right or wrong, rather it should be about how much more can you grow.. if people can just truly put down their egos (age/ courtesy related respect nonsense)and learn from each other, we could achieve so much more.. i mean, hey, i never meant to offend him in the first place.. =)

Joash Chan said...

Ming Yan,

Actually, I was aware of that fact that they could have been Christians. Just somoehow forgot to add the word "probably" into my sentence...

Haha now let me try to answer your first question...

nah...maybe not... haha... email lah.

j4s0n said...

wahh..so many comments leh..

yea, i see ming yan's point on that..
(yo, we need more ppl like you too get our brains thinkin!)haha!

desiree said...

nice videos. I do recognize a few of them.

desiree said...

yeah. its hard. like really hard. sometimes i just dont feel the loss and then realize it. its terrible because i'm really close to my dad. but God has His plans.

yeah, I read uncle pastors mail to us. sure, i'll write you. =)

Denise said...

me thinks...from ming yan's first q...that it's much easier to see in people from the Jesus point of view because, in some literature people refer to Him as the 'God incarnate'...He is flesh...and how we would have been...well, not exactly, but how we would have been, if sin didn't corrupt God's image...so wouldn't it be easier for a person to base what he/she thinks is God's image on a real person who, lived, died and rose again, though, not near enough for us to see...but one who left marks in the lives of the people He impacted then and continues to impact now...

just my...few cents...I was asked to read the blogs..thot I'd leave some evidence behind...J...you'd noe!

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