Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chuxi - The Lunar New Year's Eve

This year, Chuxi or Lunar New Year's eve falls on Sunday. It is a blessing indeed for us to devote the last day of the Year of Rat to God.

Pastor Tang Kah Hie in her sermon this morning dealt with Nian, the mythical beast in the tales and legends of Chinese.

Nian exists only in mythology. "But this beast is symbolic of evil, confronting us daily in our hearts," Pastor Tang made ur clear to the congregation.

Quoting 2 Corinthians 5: 6-21, the pastor said we must have faith in God in order to win our battle against Nian.

Outwardly Nian also challenges us in our daily life. We should regard no one from a worldly point of view. As Galathians 5:14 says: Love your neighbour as yourself. By showing love and care for one another, we are fighting a winning battle against Nian.

This morning's message was enlightening. It was helpful at the time when we are ushering in the Year of Ox.

The picture shows Pauline with Pastor Moh Chiou Ing after the service. Pastor Moh has been caring towards Pauline. May God bless the pastor in her ministry!

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