VESSELS IN GOD’S HANDS
Many of you would remember the great Wenchuan earthquake and the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008. To me, it was the year I joined MSI short-term team for the first time. I had graduated from university just a little over a year ago, so my work experience was not something worth mentioning! I heard from a senior in my study that a site was looking for a speech therapist competent in Chinese. Furthermore, the prospect is required to have experience in speech rehabilitation for children and also could provide training programme in speech development for children. About the same time, I was praying for God’s guidance in ways to serve Him. This invitation indeed was His answer to my prayers! Though I was unsure if I am qualified for the job, I went to talk to the MSI staff anyway. After that I decided to accept the invitation and embarked on the path!
I was young and knew very little about the job; however, during the course of my service, I was amazed by what the Lord could achieve via teamwork. We operated like team with definite tacit understanding!
My inadequacies were covered by my teammates; we helped each other out and made many adjustments to complete the task without making any serious errors.
That was more than ten years ago, and since then I have been to quite a few sites. I just want to say, “Glory to God! Thank God for His guidance. I would not be able to accomplish these things by my own strength; I went to places where I never thought of going; all these have broadened my vision.” Together with my MSI colleagues, we realised that we are God’s vessels in His hand to accomplish His great work. A lot of time we wondered if there was any impact from our work; and yet when we looked back, we marvelled at what He has done through us. Just like what is recorded in the Bible, “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6) We are His workmanship, I believe in His goodness He will continue to work among us until “the day of Christ Jesus”. Amen!