The Longest day
Since the close of the Semester at the end of May I have travelled to two far away Districts for revival meetings, preached at local churches, taught an intensive 30 hour long course on church growth based on Acts and returned to my former church to see how my flock was doing. It is as if God is giving me extra work knowing that the day will come to an end, even though it might be the longest day because no day stays as day but that darkness of the night will surely follow the light of day. My day is approaching the end at this stage of my ministry.
Sometimes as human beings we needed to be appreciated and commended, not looking for vain or empty praises by no means but godly encouragement. When the KK mayor and his wife asked my students how I served at College, one student without any hesitation mentioned how much she was blessed by the teaching. I said I have not taught in her class (year 4) but she quickly replied that she sat through all my lectures on the intensive module on Acts. She offered to say how kami bersemangat (we were excited) whenever I spoke on the Tuesday Chapels. This student being head of the Women's hostel was probably representative. I almost did not want to do Tuesday chapel as it was an innovation and give myself extra work but by early February I thought I should speak to the College community at least once a week. Listening to her words of commendation I realized it took courage to start new things and without which the students would have missed much though it was only a short 20 mins sermon weekly. But alas, students' love and encouragement for me is not enough for me to stay on as it is God's will that I seek. Over the longest day, the light shines ever brighter and now I can say I am as close as ever to a major decision and God's peace is with me as I rise early and seek His face. Even as the darkness of night will give way to the light of a new day.