Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Heh... was looking through Belinda Chee's blog. I don't think Singaporeans will know her, but I'm sure Malaysians will. She's one of the hosts of the 8TV Quickie. She's pretty, aye?
I did some searches and ended up finding her blog. And her Friendster. And her Facebook. Couldn't help but add her in everything =x. I looked through her really old posts and found this. Very meaningful. Very relevant. Painfully honest and true.
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrow viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less, we buy more but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgement, more experts, yet more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly; laugh too little, drive too fast; get too angry, stay up too late, get up tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learnt to make a living, but not a life.
We've added years to life, not life to years.
We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour.
We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.
We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less.
We've learned to rush, but not to wait.
We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.
These are the days of two incomes, but more divorce; fancier houses, but more broken homes.
These are the days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and in a time when you can choose to either share this insight, or to just hit delete.
Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember to say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little someone soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember to say 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all, mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside you.
Remember to hold the hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Ah... I've always wondered where that last line came from. Now I know. Anyhoo... reading this, and having a great prayer meeting in church just now, I thought I'd just reminisce a bit.
I've often seen couples in church, worshipping God together. I've often wondered what it feels like, being beside the one you love, and praising God, clapping and singing songs together, being so happy. After that when worship begins, both of you lift up your hands towards Jesus, just living out such beauty. Worshipping the One you love, with the one you love. Lifting your hands up, sometimes lightly brushing your hand on hers, both of you enjoying the contact. Praying together, holding hands and lifting one another into God's hands. Listening to the sermon together, learning more about God and His revelations to you, and your destinies for each other. And when turning to your neighbour, turning towards each other first. Laughing and enjoying the preaching of the Word together, and seeing people respond to salvation together. And in the times to come always trying to get a glimpse of each other when you're apart.
I find it really beautiful to experience God together with someone you love. There's something different when you experience God alone, with your friends, and especially with the person you love. There's almost a magic to it, that can't be explained but must be experienced.
Of course... I think you're wondering why I'm typing all this.