In relief and development work, we talk a lot about ways to provide people with food, shelters, education, skills, jobs, etc., but in order to address the root cause of poverty and injustice, love and forgiveness are indispensable. For instance, victims of human trafficking carry tons of helplessness, hatred, guilt, and self-doubt. During their rehabilitation process, showing and teaching them love and forgiveness are critical to success...
Posts from the ‘Letter from CEDAR’ Category
As I reflect on the revelation of Jesus’ salvation in the work of reconciliation, it struck me that as Jewish priests were teaching the word of God and offering sacrifices in strict accordance with the bible, the Lord Jesus Christ, the great high priest, was foregoing the absolute authority He had in choosing whatever form of sacrifice He wished, but instead offered Himself as the sacrifice for the reconciliation of man and God (Romans 5:9-11)...
Over Chinese New Year, I was “food overloaded” and felt a strong sense of guilt as many people in the world are still undernourished and suffering from hunger. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, around 800 million people are facing hunger, representing 11.1% of the world population. From experience and observation, we know that their hunger is often not a result of laziness. They possess the will to work hard for their living, but just lack a helping hand to restart a new page in their lives. This is exactly why God imposed the rules of Jubilee on His people (Lev. 25), in order to bring about freedom and celebration for starting anew...
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
This is the verse we often see and read in this time of the year. As we have already entered into Advent, have you made any plan in response to the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ?