Tuesday, December 31, 2013

10 days more and also New Year's Eve :)

Hello again :)

It's exciting! These countdowns and all. I'll be back next week! I can't believe that it's already coming the end of my exchange here in Korea :| Wow.

Just got back from a trip to Busan yesterday :) Got to meet up with some friends and do some sightseeing. But what I really enjoyed most was simply having coffee in Starbucks while reading back on my old journal, one which I began to keep since my first year as an undergraduate. And boy, was there much to read! So much has changed since then, how I was back then and how I am now. Life has changed and is continuously changing. The one thing that makes all the difference - God! 

Reading back, I saw His hand and His grace throughout the various seasons in my university life. From new beginnings, to preparations, to humbling me, to rediscovering my faith and God, to relationships and so much more, God was there.

So, as I step into the new year (2014) and as I prepare to go back to Malaysia, to my final semester as a TESL undergraduate, I ask myself what is this coming year going to be for me? What are my hopes, visions and resolutions?

And this one word came: 


From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, 
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Matthew 4:17

One of the Sundays here in Korea, the message was on that verse. The pastor said that to those who know Jesus and are looking forward to His coming, this is a message of great comfort. But to those who do not know or believe in Jesus, this was a warning and an urgent message to them. This message was Jesus' mission statement here when He walked the earth and so it is also our mission statement to tell others this message. 

So, next year, may eternity and urgency be etched upon my heart. That my thoughts, actions and words would reflect these in my life. Committing this year unto God. Amen.

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014 :)