2017年01月21日

New Year with a New Perspective


Happy New Year! What kind of year do you want it to be? “I hope to make 2017 better than ever.” Every one of usdesires that way.


Though it is good to start with a new mind, we often feel stressed and discouraged. Our effort usually doesn’t last long because the environment doesn’t change a lot. Our motivation falls and resolution dissolves easily. If so, 2017 will be the same as before. If we want to start a new life, we need to have a new way of thinking. When we come to get it, we can live with joy and thanksgiving even if the circumstance doesn’t change at all.The Bible is the book that gives us the new perspective and the new way of thinking!


Last month, I read an article of Lee Hee-ah, a SouthKorean pianist. Her arms are short, anshe doesn’t have her legs under her knees from birth. Fortunately, her mother made her learn the piano from five. But it was so hardand beyond our imagination.For she has only two fingers on each hand.When she was a teenager, her heart and body got weak, and she kept a distance from piano. How much did she suffer from her difficulties?


However, she plays the piano in Korea, Japan and many other countries. She answers interviews with a smile. Those who listened to her performance say, “her music is full of hope!” Where does the power come from? Behind her smile, there is a new perspective, a new way of thinking that she got from the Bible!Here is an interestingstoryin it.


His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.” (John 9:2-3) Lee came to know a truth. “My handicap is not related to sin. Though I’m disabled, God has a special plan for me!”


Her vision is to tell that God is alive and merciful to those who say there is no God. In fact, there are a lot of people who come to know God through her. Now she feels joyful and knows the meaning of life, giving people hope with the way only she can do.


Gohas for you a wonderful plan in 2017. Take the Bible and receive blessings He prepared for you. I pray for you.


Youth Pastor  Kenshiro Goto



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