[今日經文 Today’s Reading: 撒迦利亞書 Zechariah 1-4]
6 月份，我因前列腺出血和大動脈阻塞住院 11 天。晚上，我躺在醫院的病床上，因為手臂上掛著靜脈輸液管，我無法動彈。在那最黑暗的時刻，神向我啟示了吹號者事工就像《愚公移山》中的愚公。
When Zerubbabel returned to Jerusalem, he was facing a BIG task to rebuild the temple from its ruins and with very few people to help. Many decided to stay in Babylon to continue their relatively comfortable life. But for those who returned, they were faced with what seemed to be mission impossible. The LORD spoke through Zechariah to encourage Zerubbabel: ” Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit…What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground.”
During the month of June, I was hospitalized for 11 days due to bleeding in the prostate and blockage in a major artery. At night I would lay in the hospital bed unable to move due to IV tubes attached to my arms. In those darkest moments, God revealed to me that Trumpeter Ministries was like Yugong in “Yugong Moves Mountains”.
The storyline of this ancient Chinese fable was that there were two huge mountains blocking the path to the village. Travelers had to go around the mountains to get to the other side. Yugong decided to get rid of the mountains by shoveling the rocks away by hand, little by little. He said to those who taunted him that, after his departure from the earth, his descendants would continue the task and it would surely be accomplished. His determination and actions touched the gods so much that they decided to move the mountains for him. The task was indeed accomplished!
Today many “mountains” challenge our faith and especially that of our children, yet sadly many Christian organizations and churches choose the route to bypass these mountains. Education is the most important mountain and battlefield because it is “the battlefield for the hearts and minds of our kids”. As Chuck Colson said:
Education is a major area in the spiritual battle raging in the world, a battlefield where we should be bringing a Christian worldview to bear: pushing back the power of the adversary and claiming for Christ the entire territory of the mind and spirit.
It is about time for Christians to rise up to move the mountains hindering God’s Kingdom. By the Spirit of God, we can shout “What are you, mighty mountain? You will become level ground!”
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we pray that You will raise up more “Yugongs” in this time of darkness who, by the Spirit of God, will dare to confront and to move the mountains, to save the next generation!