As I write this, I have just finished preaching my sixth sermon at the annual LoveSingapore Prayer Summit in Malacca. We saw the Lord move mightily in the last session, baptising several pastors with the Holy Spirit, and accompanied by the gift of speaking in tongues. We had a marvelous time soaking in the Lord’s presence and having new encounters with Him. I’m so happy that this year, we recorded the highest number of participants - about 600 in the English track and over 100 in the Chinese track. It was exciting but also very exhausting for me.
I’m now really tired and struggling with a cold, cough and sore throat. 2016 was truly a tough but fulfilling year that ended with Christmas Magic’s China tour of Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan. I had less than a week of rest before setting off again for the Prayer Summit.
By the time you read this, Senior Pastor Nina and I, together with Franck, Priscilla, Isaac and Hannah, are skiing in Whistler, Canada. We have been looking forward to this break with the family, especially the chance to spend quality time with my grandchildren. As you all know, I love the mountains and skiing. The mountains remind me of the magnificent greatness of God, and my body feels rejuvenated and my spirit is revived every time I look up to the peaks. When I ski, I experience an unspeakable joy and thrill as I head down the slopes, and it always reminds me of Psalm 121:
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is your keeper;
The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.”
- Senior Pastor Lawrence Khong