Go Against the Wind
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? (Romans 8:35)
While on the road, a gust of headwind suddenly strikes, people's instinctive reaction is often to stand against it and still move on, despite walking unsteadily. They may stop for a while to wait for the headwind to slow down a bit. But seldom do they turn back and let the headwind be the tailwind to send them back to where they come from.
In the face of various adversities in real life, however, people do not always respond the natural way to the natural phenomenon. It is common to step back and go home. How many people can go against the wind and reach the destination? Those are extraordinary people.
When everything becomes not normal, it really takes extraordinary faith and courage to move forward amidst the adversities. But the natural reaction to the natural phenomenon has told us that the so-called extraordinary characteristics are just instinctive reactions only! It is already embedded in us. When the headwind comes, it just comes out instinctively and naturally!
As people with faith, we have the love of the Lord within us that allows us to instinctively and naturally carry through amidst the adversities because the Bible promises: “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:37-39)
Brothers and sisters who still give TWR HK offerings in these difficult days have the love of the Lord in them. It is this love that encourages us to keep going against the wind.
18 February 2022