摸摸地, 悄悄滴, 一件事突然发生.
今天下午上班时收到一位牧师过世的消息. 很震惊, 因为上周末他刚来我们第二届美东灵粮特会讲道, 也带着他太太和小女儿过来参加.
去年在北京时我收到朋友的私信, 请我为一位我们很崇拜的先知祷告, 因为他得了癌症. 过了不久他也上天堂了. 很奇怪的感觉, 从小一直听到这位牧师的名字, 知道他在亲朋好友的生命中有很大的影响, 自己也还没来得及请求先知为我祷告, 就这样离开了.
特会的牧者也一样, 一直没好机会好好打个招呼, 但是意识到他对家人,尤其女儿的关爱.
真是不可思议. 本来想有的长时间就一瞬间消失了, 提醒我们, 时间是最宝贵的.
昨晚在微博上看到一直特立独行的猫 ( 赵星) 七月十五号有新书要上市, 名字是很恰当的 “不要让未来的你讨厌现在的你.” 我很吃惊, 因为她去年这个时候也出了一本书. 那就是说, 在我念大学的四年, 她写了三本书. 我拿了一个本科生, 她书架出现三本书, 而且每一本比前一本更专业行. (查看我对第二本的评论) 很难想象, 第一本从她二十四岁的台湾旅程开始的.赵星也不仅写书, 她同时也些好多博客, 看好多书, 上班.锻炼身体,学新的功能. 在她匆匆忙忙的生活里能做出那么多, 我们为什么也不能那样利用时间?
因为明天的事我们无法掌握, 所以我今天会多打几个招呼, 多感谢关心我的人, 多请求神的带领, 多为生活努力. 机会, 是有限.
Much happens without us knowing, until the consequences hit us.
This afternoon I learned that a pastor had passed away. I was shocked, because he’d just spoken at my church conference this past weekend with his wife and daughter. I was also sorry, because I hadn’t had time to introduce myself properly, yet benefited from his messages.
Last year when I was in Beijing, a friend asked me to pray for another pastor who was in the hospital with cancer. Within a few days, he also passed away. That death was startling, because that pastor and his visions from God for my family and friends had been a part of my life since I was young. Now, before I’d had a chance as an adult to ask for my own blessing, he was gone.
As a human, such upheavals are expected, but still unsettling when they happen. For the imagined decades of time ahead for that person suddenly vanish, and time becomes the most precious commodity.
Last night, I found out that ZhaoXing is publishing another book. In the four years I was in college, ZhaoXing has written and published three books. As she works full-time, blogs, and has a full personal life, her achievements put a different perspective on time. So much can be done in a few years if you work hard at it.
With an impressive cover image much more modern than her last one, her new book will go on sale next week and is titled “Don’t let the future you be disgusted by your present self.” (Read my reviews of her first book and second book)
Youth is not an opportunity to squander time, because there really isn’t as much of it as we think.
Greet others today, express your gratitude, and work harder at life, because the opportunity may not exist tomorrow.