Wednesday, November 29, 2006

| good bye korean boii

Think of it.

waking up to the same morning

In just a few years, the comfortable university life that we know would be nonexistent and the whole bunch of us would be sucked into running that damned rat-race till our one last breath. All those dreams of serving full-time or bringing that band to the next level waver at the sight of reality in our doorsteps. Our faith shakes.

staring into that same monitor

Most of us don't really think of it - not that often anyway. We focus on our studies in hopes to excel in it and we serve God to the fullest, knowing or unknowing that we wouldn't have that chance again in the near future.

sitting in that same row

We wake up each day, thank God, count our blessings and put a smile on our faces as we walk off to campus. The thought of finding a suitable, respectable job versus serving God is tucked deep inside the libraries of our mind.

studying in that same hall

We talk, we laugh and we concentrate in the lectures. Scribbling down those important notes and crack our brain to solve the problems before our hands, but deep in our thoughts we wonder if we would actually use any of these knowledge in the future. What's its worth?

riding that same bike

We hang out with our friends. We chill at the coolest places. We fellowship in CF. We go for camps after camps. We reminisce racing on our bikes and cars. We remember all the good times and bad times. All our stupid mistakes.

singing that same song

In CF we find our family; in God, our solace. In worship, His presence. In prayer, His mercy. In reading, His Words. In workshops, His wisdom. In NOC, His grace. In camps, His lifestyle. In serving and reaching out, His love.

playing that same game

The word 'family' gave a deeper meaning to the us as CFers. We spend those precious getting to know and love each other and root ourselves deeper in God. Together we serve in mission trips and learned to work together as different parts of the body of Christ.

But think of it..

Everything changes in just a few years. I've talked to a few people about this and asked their opinions. What happens after we're done in university? Would we still be able to serve? Will be too caught up with our work? Will our faith waver without the support of our brothers and sisters in Christ?

what happens when we leave?

Deric's leaving the CF as Sam did in the past, and the real test shall begin for them. How will they adjust their lifestyles? How will they confront the wave of the rat-race? I guess the knowledge and experience we gained whilst in CF and in university are priceless now, that our faith won't waver and our roots will not be removed.

For we have these gifts in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We're pressed but not crushed. Perplexed, but not in despair. Persecuted but not abandoned. Struck down but not destroyed.

God bless, Deric. Will be always praying for you. Go fight the good fight and run on with the race. Go, go, korean boii!

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