August 10, 2009
August 08, 2009
Selang beberapa waktu kemudian, di kota tersebut datang seorang pianis yang sangat terkenal. Karena ketenarannya, dalam waktu singkat tiket konser telah terjual habis. Sang ayah membeli 2 buah tiket pertunjukan, untuk dirinya dan anaknya.
Pada hari pertunjukan, satu jam sebelum konser dimulai, kursi telah terisi penuh. Sang ayah duduk dan putranya tepat berada di sampingnya. Seperti layaknya seorang anak kecil, anak ini pun tidak betah duduk diam terlalu lama, tanpa sepengetahuan ayahnya, ia menyelinap pergi.
Ketika lampu gedung mulai diredupkan, sang ayah terkejut menyadari bahwa putranya tidak ada di sampingnya. Ia lebih terkejut lagi ketika melihat anaknya berada dekat panggung pertunjukan, dan sedang berjalan menghampiri piano yang akan dimainkan pianis tersebut.
Didorong oleh rasa ingin tahu, tanpa takut anak tersebut duduk di depan piano dan mulai memainkan sebuah lagu, lagu yang sederhana, twinkle-twinkle little star.
Operator lampu sorot, yang terkejut mendengar adanya suara piano mengira bahwa konser telah dimulai tanpa apa-apa terlebih dahulu, dan ia langsung menyorotkan lampunya ke tengah panggung. Seluruh penonton terkejut melihat yang berada di panggung bukan sang pianis, tapi hanyalah seorang anak kecil. Sang pianis pun terkejut, dan bergegas naik ke atas panggung. Melihat anak tersebut, sang pianis tidak menjadi marah, ia tersenyum dan berkata, "Teruslah bermain" dan sang anak yang mendapat ijin, meneruskan permainannya.
Sang pianis lalu duduk di samping anak itu dan mulai bermain mengimbangi permainan anak itu. Ia mengisi semua kelemahan permainan anak itu dan akhirnya tercipta suatu komposisi permainan yang sangat indah. Bahkan mereka seakan menyatu dalam permainan piano tersebut.
Ketika mereka berdua selesai, seluruh penonton menyambut dengan meriah, karangan bunga dilemparkan ke tengah panggung. Sang anak jadi besar kepala, pikirnya, "Gila, baru belajar piano sebulan saja sudah hebat!" Ia lupa bahwa yang disoraki oleh penonton adalah sang pianis yang duduk di sebelahnya, mengisi semua kekurangannya dan menjadikan permainannya sempurna.
Apa implikasinya dalam hidup kita ?
Kadang kita bangga akan segala rencana hebat yang kita buat, perbuatan-perbuatan besar yang telah berhasil kita lakukan. Tapi kita lupa bahwa semua itu terjadi karena Tuhan ada di samping kita. Kita adalah anak kecil tadi, tanpa ada Tuhan di samping kita, semua yang kita lakukan akan sia-sia. Tapi bila Tuhan ada di samping kita, sesederhana apapun hal yang kita lakukan hal itu akan menjadi hebat dan baik, bukan saja buat diri kita sendiri tapi juga baik bagi orang di sekitar kita. Semoga kita tidak pernah lupa bahwa ada Tuhan di samping kita.
Selamat melayani melalui apapun karunia dan talenta yang sudah Tuhan berikan kepada kita. Tuhan memberkati.
July 22, 2009
p/s Been there. and still is.. :)
July 13, 2009
P/s And to all my beloved and treasured friends back in Perak (agapians, ulu kinta cuties, UTARians? [haha is thr such a term], warga st peter & shalom & invited performers), all the best for preparation! Lakukan segalanya utk kemuliaan Tuhan. Amen!
July 10, 2009
Ah the beauty of God’s creation is beyond description.
As I watched, I praised God for His beautiful work.
As I sat there, I felt the Lord’s presence with me.
He asked me,
“Do you love me?”
“Of course, God! You are my Lord and Savior!”
Then He asked,
“If you were physically handicapped, would you still love me?”
I was perplexed. I looked down upon my arms, legs and the rest of my body and wondered how many things I wouldn’t be able to do, the things that I took for granted.
And I answered, “It would be tough Lord, but I would still loveYou.”
Then the Lord said,
“If you were blind, would you still love my creation?”
How could I love something without being able to see it? Then I thought of all the blind people in the world and how many of them still loved God and His creation.
So I answered, “Its hard to think of it, but I would still love you.”
The Lord then asked me,
“If you were deaf, would you still listen to my word?”
How could I listen to anything being deaf? Then I understood.
Listening to God’s Word is not merely using our ears, but our hearts. I answered,
“It would be tough, but I would still listen to Your word.”
The Lord then asked,
“If you were mute, would you still praise My Name?”
How could I praise without a voice?
Then it occurred to me: God wants us to sing from our very heart and soul. It never matters what we sound like. And praising God is not always with a song, but when we are persecuted, we give God praise with our words of thanks. So I answered,
“Though I could not physically sing, I would still praise Your Name.
And the Lord asked,
“Do you really love Me?”
With courage and a strong conviction, I answered boldly,
“Yes Lord! I love You because You are the one and true God!”
I thought I had answered well, but God asked,
“THEN WHY DO YOU SIN?”
I answered, “Because I am only human. I am not perfect.”
“THEN WHY IN TIMES OF PEACE DO YOU STRAY THE FURTHEST?
WHY ONLY IN TIMES OF TROUBLE DO YOU PRAY THE EARNEST?”
No answers. Only tears.
The Lord continued:
“Why only sing at fellowships and retreats? Why seek Me only in times of worship? Why ask things so selfishly? Why ask things so unfaithfully?”
The tears continued to roll down my cheeks.
“Why are you ashamed of Me? Why are you not spreading the good news? Why in times of persecution, you cry to others when I offer My shoulder to cry on? Why make excuses when I give you opportunities to serve in My Name?”
I tried to answer, but there was no answer to give.
“You are blessed with life. I made you not to throw this gift away. I have blessed you with talents to serve Me, but you continue to turn away. I have revealed My Word to you, but you do not gain in knowledge. I have spoken to you but your ears were closed. I have shown My blessings to you, but your eyes were turned away. I have sent you servants, but you sat idly by as they were pushed away. I have heard your prayers and I have answered them all.”
“DO YOU TRULY LOVE ME ?”
I could not answer. How could I? I was embarrassed beyond belief. I had no excuse. What could I say to this? When the tears had flowed, I said, “ Please forgive me Lord. I am unworthy to be Your child.”
The Lord answered,
“ That is My Grace, My child.”
I asked, “ Then why do you continue to forgive me? Why do You love me so?”
The Lord answered,
“ Because you are My creation. You are my child. I will never abandon you.
When you cry, I will have compassion and cry with you.
When you shout with joy, I will laugh with you.
When you are down, I will encourage you.
When you fall, I will raise you up.
When you are tired, I will carry you.
I will be with you till the end of days, and I will love you forever.”
Never had I cried so hard before. How could I have been so cold? How could I have hurt God as I had done? I asked God,
“How much do You love me?”
The Lord stretched out His arms, and I saw His nail-pierced hands.
I bowed down at the feet of Christ, my Savior.
And for the first time, I truly prayed.
April 27, 2009
Dear drums, she may not be a perfect player, but one thing that she knows of, is that she really really likes you.
She hearts you
April 14, 2009
April 03, 2009
March 20, 2009
God says: All things are possible
God says: I will give you rest
God says: I love you
(John 3:16 & John 3:34 )
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)
God says: I will direct your steps
God says: You can do all things
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28 )
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)
God says: I will supply all your needs
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
(II Timothy 1:7)
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
March 19, 2009
To the person who __(choose one)__
terambil/mengambil/pura-pura ambil/tak sedar tangan mengambil/pinjam sekejap/pinjam lama-lama/pinjam terus/bawa balik/angkut/punggah/cedok my HRM book after the test last night, huhu. Bless you.
March 16, 2009
March 07, 2009
maklumat di hujung jari jer..
Absolutely whetting the appettite. First up on the list.....
Figure 1: Umai Sarawak
Photo: www.foodbuzz.com (must quote whr the source is taken from. my lecturer said otherwise, it's considered as plagiarism :P haha. lame me)
Somewhat regarded as Sarawak's very own 'sushi'. Made of raw fish (or it can be prawns etc. ) but no worries, it's not exactly uncooked. when it is mixed with lime juice, eventually it gets half-cooked or well done because of the reaction happening in it (i wouldnt know how though, but confirmed-it's edible :PP)
Figure 2: The renowned Laksa Sarawak
Figure 3: Linut (by the Melanau tribe)
Made of sago. This treat is best paired with sambal belacan. It completes the taste. I like it best when served hot 'n' scorching spicy.
Last but not least.......
Figure 4: The prominent and most famous Kolok Mee
Photo by helmyh http://www.flickr.com/
Quote for the day: Never take life too seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.