Small pieces of puzzles are scattered on the ground. Each piece has its own shape and color but we don't know why it has to be such a shape and color. Now we, pastors from the world, piece together each one of such “small life story” puzzles. As the various parts are brought together, I start to see the big picture God has laid out for us. Now I can find ‘my small piece’ in the big picture of ‘God’s Kingdom’.
There are traces of darkness in my life that I cannot understand. But I come to realize that I am not the only one experiencing it. Now I know that it is the ‘continuation of the great spiritual war’ that you and I are experiencing together. And in such darkness, I start to see ‘people who are like stars in the sky’ shining in their place like jewels. I see now that all this is a part of a glorious masterpiece whose title is ‘God’s kingdom’.
“A person who is like a star in the sky”
This is what came to my mind while praying for the Mokjas at MokMin church. MokMin church reflects the light of the Lord with splendor. I am so proud that we have such a church in God’s kingdom.
In the airplane on my way back home to Nashua, I reminded myself of the mission and the mission fields God has entrusted to us. ‘It is not just my war to fight. I participate the war for God’s kingdom.’ ‘We (Nahsua Hanmaum Church) are also part of a glorious masterpiece in God’s kingdom as well’. I repeated this thought while looking at the ground from the airplane.
Nashua Hanmaum church…
“Lord, let your glory shine upon us”
Following the shepherd…
Pastor JiWon Choi.