Monday, July 11, 2016
Sabah, Brook of Cherith (1 Kings 17,3)
But I got to know two Korean professors well and a third from my visit in Perth 3 years ago. I also chatted with a Hong Kong professor whom I knew back in 2010 in Hong Kong then in Perth and reacquainted in Seoul. Another Hong Kong prof emailed me after I finished my paper on Jezebel in Rev 2. I received commendation from 5 or 6 professors for my paper on Psalms. One Korean professor spoke to me straightafter the Psalms seminar and thought I did my PhD on the Psalms. That was high praise indeed. All praise be unto God. I wrote to my only active whatsapp group (I used to be active on 6 or 7 groups but since exited from them all) and told them why I thought I did ok in my psalms paper. I read the Psalms of David for more than 34 years almost daily. They are part of my life, identity and ministry and it is my favourite biblical book more than John's Gospel and Isaiah. I know many psalms by heart and had put music into 6 or 7 psalms. We will sing my songs in the house of the Lord (Isaiah). Sabah, why Sabah? Sabah is sabbath, in Hebrew. It is a land of God's rest. Though I labour for God I work in His strength for I have entered into God's rest in Sabah. People say why should you focus on just a few tribal groups of one million in total, only found in Sabah? Isn't the world a big place and you can serve many peoples and nations greater and bigger than the indigenous peoples of Borneo? But I can be only in one place at one time. The brook of Cherith is my home now, and that home is Sabah.
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