Still i will praise You

my eyes may grow dim

Gazing on the sky

Watching and waiting

For clouds that may never appear 


Still i will praise You

Your faithfulness is true

i know You will come through


The fig tree may fail to bud

And no grapes be found on the vines

When the earth is all dry

And fail to produce the crop

While the stalls and pen give away

Their sheep and cattle

As it’s all left barren

For everything is broken


Still i will praise You

Your faithfulness is true

i know You will come through


The Father of lights shines through

To mend every broken heart

To straighten every crooked path

To breathe new life

To the cold and empty land


Still i will praise You

Your faithfulness is true

i knew You would come through


If You hadn’t risen

i would be most pitied

But now i live to tell

The glorious splendour

Of Your majesty and grace


Again i will praise You

Your faithfulness is sure

i knew You would come through.










Christmas – the shadow of Easter

95_3380Happy holidays everyone! 

It’s that time of year that gives everyone that buzz of joy and jubilant celebration. Yes – CHRISTmas! The lights, the exchange of cards and gifts, it just brings the goodness out of people. 

I have been thinking about the kind of activities and symbols that Christmas is associated with these days. Of course it has become so commercialised that it’s the time when the most amount of money is spent and the time when families are reunited. It’s also become about the Christmas tree, Mr Santa Claus and having some expensive gifts. More lavish and more indulgent. 

But what about the real meaning of Christmas? The light of the world entering the darkness of our world to give us the joy that we enjoy at Christmas time.

Funnily enough, the current symbols of Christmas have a lot of similarity to the Gospel message as revealed in Easter time. The Christmas tree that we glorify with various decorations is but a shadow of the tree which was beautified by our Saviour’s precious blood. The old man that children love (though they never met him) because each year he brings them presents, is incomparable to the gift of salvation we received by our Lord and though we don’t see Him we love Him so. The gifts placed under the Christmas tree… well you will have to wake up early on Christmas morning and kneel under the tree to open your present. You have your own unique one and only you are allowed to open it. So it is with the Gospel, mercy and grace are found when we humble ourselves at the foot of the cross and only we can open (accept) that present – Jesus into our hearts. 

In this beautiful season, let us invite into our hearts the servant King born in a manger to give us hope and light. 

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. 

The Star of Bethlehem

Tired of waiting?

You’ve been waiting all day long 

Your eyes have grown dim 

Your legs grown numb 

Your throat has dried up

With the scorching heat of the sun 


When you prayed for hope

A glimpse of rain or cloud

You fear this may be your last


When it all becomes unbearable

And your eyes can only behold

The dryness of the land


Don’t lose hope keep it burning

It may flicker and grow cold

But it won’t ever turn off

For He is faithful God


He will provide the oil for your lamp

Peace for your mind and rest for your heart

Hold on to Him, He will never disappoint

He is faithful to those who trust.



Be Thou my vision

living water

we search for wells to satisfy us

only to find ourselves thirst again

run to the shower in our bathtub

when we can be cleansed in His rain

look for peace in the tiny streams the world offers

when His everlasting water fall is sufficient to heal our pain


should the people of God run away

from the very name that signifies their sonship? – CHRISTian

do we not often neglect why we are here?

when Him turns to me and His to mine

when we decide to take charge of our minds

forgetting that i was crucified with Christ 

and this life i now live is no longer mine


let us hold fast to His grace so we can shine

like the sun in the day and the stars at night

that our cups may overflow and flood all around

let the cross never depart from before our eyes

that the world may see we are the temple of the Holy One!


“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” – Galatians.2:20


Frustrated hope

We all have things we hope for. Hope to do this and do that, hope to have this or that; more like wishful thinking. And if we are Christians we have a hope that’s spiced up with a bit of believing so it can be called faith. However the Bible describes faith this way:

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” – Hebrew.11:1

“6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” – Hebrew.11:6

The hope that we have in Jesus is more than the material world that we see around us. We often pray and hope about situations and people, yet when we see that nothing has changed, we get frustrated. The Bible says: 

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
 but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” – Proverbs.13:12

It also says: 

“19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” – Hebrew.6:19-20

What then? Should our frustrations dominate the way we see situations/people? I learnt that we only ought to love no matter what, even when things don’t go as we hoped or expected them to be. 

I had a chat with a good friend of mine this weekend. They just had a baby girl after many years of marriage and it was such a blessing to see the joy in their eyes. He said to me, “If there is one thing we have learnt through all this, it’s that Father God is always good, even in the NOs.” 

Well then, I say we embrace His goodness and trust His faithfulness.

As a run up to the new-year, I am just thanking GOD and praying for all the things He blessed me with this year. Starting from my loved ones: family and friends down to the little and basic (but important) things such as food and shelter.

Looking forward to what He has in store for all of us, He is always a faithful God and doesn’t change with seasons, that’s why I put my trust in Him.

Strangely dim – Francesca Battistelli

I had recently been struggling with my heavy burden that I carried around with me where ever I went. I couldn’t put it down even for a moment. I prayed and came to Jesus, but I still had that burden on my back, I refused to let it down. There was something important I missed in all this, as I was carrying this cross, He was carrying me. 

Then I remembered a story a friend told me once: 

“Once a man bought a heavy bag of rice to take home and the distance he had to travel was quite long. However transport was poor in that area, so he decided to walk by the road side, when suddenly a bus pulled over. It was fully packed, but he managed to squeeze in. As the bus carried on with the journey, the passengers were intrigued by the man and asked him, “sir, why are you still carrying your bag of rice? Why not put it on the floor?” to which he replied, “Oh, I am grateful for the ride, but its enough that the bus is carrying me, it doesn’t have to carry my bag of rice, I can manage that.” What he didn’t realise was that the bus was carrying him and his bag of rice.”

In the same way I carried the burden, I felt that I had to figure it all out when as a matter of fact Jesus is the One who is carrying me and my burdens. It has been freeing to know in the end that this BIG and MAJESTIC GOD is carrying my burdens so I can walk in freedom! 

I recently came across this song and it really remind me that as long as I fix my eyes on Jesus I can walk on water.

“12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.” – 1Corinthians.13:12



jigsaw of life

Questions unanswered linger in my mind

They give me no rest

As I try to work it all out

When, how and why?


I think and think but I’m left with more

Questions than I have started

Showing me the weakness of my strength

The foolishness of my understanding

I can’t work it out!


Lord my heart is heavy

Confusion and clouds surround me

I need You


Lord I need You to enlighten my path

What I cannot see for my heart to trust

Though the clock ticks away

You will still my heart


Now I may see as in a mirror dimly

But then with unveiled face I will see

As to Your likeness You mould me, I’ll see

How the jigsaws of my life

Were fit for Your glory!


Beginning from the end

If tears could speak

And echo their voices

From the depth of my heart

To the presence of Your feet


When words can’t form in my lips

Then You will be my mouthpiece

When everything is going crazy

I know You are my peace


Father to You I run

Though I feel this is the end

I know You’ve just begun!

“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and His rule.” – Matthew.5:3 (The message)