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作者:盧國禮

近來連日下著大雪,星期三那天,雪停了,太陽出來了,雖然氣溫還接近零度,卻風和日麗,心有出外意向。

我駕駛著 Honda Fit ,和另一半出了車房閘,轉左向北行一段路,再轉右向南,很快來到我們熟悉的韓國雜貨店。慣例打個 "round",就買想買的東西:海鹽﹐兩包粗的,一包細的﹐拿著甚重。當時我想起耶穌說的話,我們基督徒要在世上作鹽,作光. . . . . . 。

駕車從 Kingsway 向北行,走近 Nelson 街。"午膳何處去?"我問。

太太微小的聲說:"牛仔屋"。"奇怪!"我暗想. . . . . .。

急轉入第一線,後邊沒車隨來,很快再轉右,停車場入口在對面左方。順便泊好車後,慢步到牛仔餐廳。

餐廳不擠,被帶到近窗的座位,向外望一望,看見 Starbucks 近在側鄰。天空湛藍,不禁拿手機拍張照片。感謝 神!

侍應走來,太太說想吃 "Curry Chicken" 飯,我想吃素菜咖哩。不過,餐單改了,侍應提議我吃班腩咖哩飯,這也是我喜歡吃的。當時,環境幽靜,我們禱告,感謝 神賜給我們一處憩靜的地方,享用午膳。

回程時,約下午三時左右,剛好是 tea time 的時候。駕著 車由 Nelson Ave 南行,來到我們常喜歡來的 Manderville 花園 Café。太太買了一個花盆,我想,可能要把家中其中一株花換盆吧!栽種室內熱帶植物是她的愛好,且有好成績,因為她不但悉心照顧,而且為它們禱告,求天父保守。看見植物生長的奇妙過程,更使人讚嘆我們的 神創造的奧秘。

我走近咖啡櫃檯處,要了一壺 Red Rose (茶包一個)和一件藍莓餅。向右邊窗外看看,我們的 Honda Fit 就在外邊,拿著手機拍下一張相。感謝 神!

生活有時很簡單、安穩、無慮,感悟與 神的同在。記起 神說:"人活多年,就當快樂多年,然而也當想黑暗的日子,因為這日子必多,所要來的都是虛空。"(傳道書11:8)我們靠著耶穌的慈愛,天父的恩惠,聖靈的帶領,記念創造我們的主,直至見祂面的時刻。阿們!

 

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Diary

Francis Loo

Recently snowy weather continued for a few days. Snow-fall stopped on last Wednesday. The sun came out. Though the temperature was near zero degree, it was calm and the sun was shining bright. I desired to venture out.

With my wife I rolled out in my Honda Fit through the garage gate, turned left and headed north for a while, then turned south, soon arriving at the Korean Grocery Store that we know. Habitually, we walked around before buying what we needed. Sea salts—two bags of coarse salt and one bag of fine salt—were bought. It was heavy for me carrying them. Then I remembered Jesus' saying that we Christians living in this world ought to be like "salt and light". . . .

While on Kingsway rolling towards the north, approaching Nelson Ave.,

"Where to for lunch?" I asked.

My wife softly said: "Cattle Café".

"To my surprise!" I muted. . . .

Quickly I changed to lane one as no vehicles were following behind, and then turned right. The parking entrance is on the opposite left side of the street. After having parked my car, we strolled to the Cattle Café.

It was not crowded. We were ushered to a table near the window. Looking out, we saw Starbucks close by on the side. The sky was azure. I couldn't help but to take a snapshot with my cell phone. Thank you my Lord, God!

The waiter came along. My wife would have Curry Chicken with rice. I wished to have Veggie Curry. But the menu had been changed. The waiter recommended to me Curry Fish with rice, which I also like. At that time in a tranquil environment, we prayed, giving thanks to God for gifting us a cozy place to enjoy our lunch.

On our return trip, it was about 3:00 P.M. It's opportune tea time. I drove my Honda Fit towards South on Nelson Ave. We arrived at the Manderville Garden Café where we often frequent. My wife bought a flower pot. I thought that might be one of the potted plants at home needed to be replaced. To plant indoor tropical plants is her loving hobby. She has achieved good results because she not only cares for the plants with love but also prays to heavenly Father for their protection. In observing of the plants in their miraculous growing progress, all the more we want to praise our God in His mysterious creation.

I walked close to the Coffee counter where I ordered a pot of tea (i.e., a Red Rose tea beg), and a blueberry biscuit. Browsing through the window on the right, I found our Honda Fit just parked outside. I took a snap shot of it with my cell phone. Thank you my Lord, God!

Life sometimes is simple—secure and safe, without worry, realizing the presence of God. God reminds me: "However many years a man may live, let him enjoy them all. But let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything to come is meaningless (Ecclesiastes 11:8). Dependent on the love of Jesus Christ, the grace of heavenly Father and the lead of the Holy Spirit, remember our Lord, our Creator until we'll see His face. Amen!

 

喜樂 Joy

喜樂的心乃是良藥;憂傷的靈使骨枯乾。箴言 17:22
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

然而,我要因耶和華歡欣,因救我的 神喜樂。哈巴谷書 3:18
yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:18

要常常喜樂,不住的禱告,凡事謝恩。帖撒羅尼迦前書 5:16-17
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17

饒恕 Forgiveness

主啊,你本為良善,樂意饒恕人,有豐盛的慈愛賜給凡求告你的人。詩篇 86:5
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:5

你不要說:“我要以惡報惡”;要等候耶和華,他必拯救你。箴言 20:22
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you. Proverbs 6:14

你們饒恕人的過犯,你們的天父也必饒恕你們的過犯;馬太福音 6:14
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14

你們不饒恕人的過犯,你們的天父也必不饒恕你們的過犯。馬太福音 6:15
But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:15

你們各人若不從心裡饒恕你的弟兄,我天父也要這樣待你們了。馬太福音 18:35
This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart. Matthew 18:35

謙卑 Humility

敬畏耶和華是智慧的訓誨;尊榮以前,必有謙卑。箴言 15:33
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor. Proverbs 15:33

敬畏耶和華心存謙卑,就得富有、尊榮、生命為賞賜。箴言 22:4
Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4

凡事不可結黨,不可貪圖虛浮的榮耀;只要存心謙卑,各人看別人比自己強。腓立比書 2:3
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3

但他賜更多的恩典,所以經上說:神阻擋驕傲的人,賜恩給謙卑的人。雅各書 4:6
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6

驕傲 Pride

驕傲來,羞恥也來;謙遜人卻有智慧。箴言 11:2
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2

驕傲只啟爭競;聽勸言的,卻有智慧。箴言 13:10
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Proverbs 13:10

驕傲在敗壞以先;狂心在跌倒之前。箴言 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18

但他賜更多的恩典,所以經上說:神阻擋驕傲的人,賜恩給謙卑的人。雅各書 4:6
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6

忍耐 Patience

愚妄人怒氣全發;智慧人忍氣含怒。箴言 29:11
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 29:11

並且你們要為我的名,被眾人恨惡,惟有忍耐到底的,必然得救。馬可福音 13:13
Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Mark 13:13

不但如此,就是在患難中也是歡歡喜喜的。因為知道患難生忍耐。羅馬書 5:3
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance. Romans 5:3

我們行善,不可喪志;若不灰心,到了時候就要收成加拉太書 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

你們也當忍耐,堅固你們的心,因為主來的日子近了。雅各書 5:8
You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. James 5:8

溫柔 Meekness

回答柔和,使怒消退;言語暴戾,觸動怒氣。箴言 15:1
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

溫柔的人有福了,因為他們必承受地土。馬太福音 5:5
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

用溫柔勸戒那抵擋的人;或者 神給他們悔改的心,可以明白真道。提摩太後書 2:25
Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 2:25

只要以裡面存著長久溫柔、安靜的心為妝飾;這在 神面前是極寶貴的。彼得前書 3:4
Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Peter 3:4

嫉妒 Envy

不要為作惡的心懷不平,也不要向那行不義的生出嫉妒。詩篇 37:1
Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong. Psalm 37:1

心中安靜是肉體的生命;嫉妒是骨中的朽爛。箴言 14:30
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30

在何處有嫉妒、紛爭,就在何處有擾亂和各樣的壞事。雅各書 3:16
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. James 3:16

生氣 Anger

當止住怒氣,離棄忿怒;不要心懷不平,以致作惡。詩篇 37:8
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. Psalm 37:8

好生氣的人,不可與他結交;暴怒的人,不可與他來往。箴言 22:24
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered. Proverbs 22:24

愚妄人怒氣全發;智慧人忍氣含怒。箴言 29:11
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 29:11

生氣卻不要犯罪.不可含怒到日落。以弗所書 4:26
In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. Ephesians 4:26

我親愛的弟兄們,這是你們所知道的,但你們各人要快快的聽,慢慢的說,慢慢的動怒,因為人的怒氣並不成就 神的義。雅各書 1:19,20
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. James 1:19,20

災難 Calamity

謹守口與舌的、就保守自己免受災難。箴言 21:23
Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity. Proverbs 21:23

民要攻打民、國要攻打國、多處必有地震、饑荒.這都是災難的起頭。馬可福音 13:8
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains. Mark 13:8

憂愁 Worry

你們不要憂愁、因靠耶和華而得的喜樂是你們的力量。尼希米記 8:10
Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

主雖使人憂愁, 還要照他諸般的慈愛發憐憫。耶利米哀歌 3:32
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. Lamentations 3:32

凡勞苦擔重擔的人,可以到我這裡來,我就使你們得安息。馬太福音 11:28
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

我留下平安給你們、我將我的平安賜給你們.我所賜的、不像世人所賜的.你們心裏不要憂愁、也不要膽怯。約翰福音 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

應當一無掛慮,只要凡事藉著禱告、祈求和感謝,將你們所要的告訴神。神所賜出人意外的平安,必在基督耶穌裡,保守你們的心懷意念。腓立比書 4:6,7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6,7

因此, 你們是大有喜樂, 但如今, 在百般的試煉中暫時憂愁。彼得前書 1:6
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 1 Peter 1:6

患難 Trouble, Suffering

義人多有苦難,但耶和華救他脫離這一切。詩篇 34:19
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all. Psalm 34:19

神是我們的避難所,是我們的力量,是我們在患難中隨時的幫助!詩篇 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

耶和華本為善,在患難的日子為人的保障,並且認得那些投靠他的人。那鴻書 1:7
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7

為義受逼迫的人有福了,因為天國是他們的。馬太福音 5:10
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10

不但如此,就是在患難中,也是歡歡喜喜的。因為知道患難生忍耐。羅馬書 5:3
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; Romans 5:3

我想現在的苦楚,若比將來要顯於我們的榮耀,就不足介意了。羅馬書 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

因為你們蒙恩,不但得以信服基督,並要為他受苦。腓立比書 1:29
For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him. Philippians 1:29

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