Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Thoughts from my trip in Asia...

After going to Cambodia, I spent a few days at Singapore.  While I was there, I had the privilige of meeting with Scott Hurd, the CIO of OMF (Overseas Missionary Fellowship).  During lunch, I shared the experience I had at Cambodia.  I made a comment that I never realized how important it was to have running water and electricity.  At that point, Scott told me that majority of the world do not have running water and electricity. How unusual for us to have such luxury.

Coming back from, different thoughts and images ebb in and out.  What Scott said stood out particular in my mind.  Indeed the life I live in Canada, where I can get fresh water from the tap and have electricity at my finger tips, is unusual.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Matthew 25:35-40

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