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【上帝的幽默感】在白雪覆蓋之下

 

boat今年一開始便是瑞雪兆豐年,溫哥華下了好幾場大雪。剛開始感覺實在太美,太詩情畫意了!尤其是吃火鍋時看著窗外雪花飄,那感覺說有多滿足就有多滿足。過聖誕時,好多聖誕歌都希望過節時有皚皚白雪,這下夢想成真,幾場白雪把溫哥華變成了一個夢幻城巿,而我們也在夢想中被現實喚醒。一是出入不方便,二是滑倒的機率太高了,三是頻繁的車禍等等。而我和朋友們平日去森林走路的運動,也被大雪打斷了。

初下雪時,我們還走得挺開心。夢幻森林無比美麗,有人還說不想回家了,因為實在太美了。但是我們硬把她拉走,免得她變成白雪公主,因為這個森林裡可能沒有小矮人來救她,但是有肌腸轆轆的土狼 Coyote 來找她。但是當美麗的白雪變成無情的冰塊時,我們走路就遇到極大的挑戰。也不知道為什麼,我們看其他去運動的人,瀟灑自如地在雪地上來去,有的甚至還慢跑﹐可起勁了。但是我們撐著走路杖,一小步一小步,還是會感覺到腳步的滑溜。雖然進到森林內部就沒什麼雪了,就像平常一樣,但是挑戰性實在太大,我們只好宣佈放假。

放假當然高興,但是後果也接踵而至。因為放假時,很少人有自律細胞,還去找別的運動做。好吃懶睡的結果,就是突然發現自己感冒了。是不是因為這個原因呢,誰也說不清。反正就是感冒了,而且拖得很長時間,快要痊癒時,又來一次感冒,莫名其妙就病倒了。當然,朋友們都說我不該在凌晨兩三點才睡,所以抵抗力弱。因為抵抗力弱才會病倒,所以我也不敢辯論或解釋。

但是這兩次感冒卻讓我有很深的感動。一是神的主權是那樣明顯地彰顯在我的生活計劃裡,二是神的預知和供應。原本有人安排我在一月中分享,那時還不知道自己要感冒。沒想到時間快到時,我感冒了,正在考慮是否與人對調時間時,卻收到一封信,把我分享的時間挪後了﹐正好不用再去信多講。第一次感冒好得差不多時,正好碰到另一個分享的時間,所以沒問題地去執行了。分享完,又感冒了。這可有點緊張了,因為離上次延後的分享時間近了。

在短短五天的第二次感冒裡,先是鼻塞到無法呼吸,兩天後的晚上,鼻子自動通了;接著咳嗽,是痙攣型的咳嗽,咳嗽起來全身都一起震動,也是兩天後的晚上,咳嗽自動停止。然後我宣佈:"病毒死了,我活了!"剩下身體要清理一些白血球的光榮戰跡,都是小事了。時間又恰恰好,是在我分享的前一天,感冒又走了。在我的生命和生活中,我感受到神那完全的主權。沒有什麼是偶然的﹐祂知道。

在第一次感冒痊癒前,有朋友告訴了我一個方子,是為了降血糖;我回家照做,很容易啊,蘋果煮水喝。沒想到一喝下去,我的咳嗽立刻停了。我卻忘了她為何叫我喝這個,再去信問她,她也覺得有意思。這方子就伴著我過了第二次的感冒,雖然因為咳嗽的原因不同,沒有立刻好,卻有很舒服的感覺。第二次感冒前,另一個朋友從台灣回來,帶給我一袋有中藥的八仙果。我不知道自己將會感冒,也不知道自己的需要,但是天父都知道,也預備了,供應了所需。

有個弟兄問我,是否感受過魔鬼的攻擊?我想,魔鬼總是在伺機而作的,但是我們就像活在天父恩典的金鐘罩裡,只要自己不跳出這個金鐘罩,遵守神的道,神的恩典就罩著祂的兒女們。神的主權大過魔鬼所能理解。我們的人生實在是一連串不斷學習的功課。當我思想時,進一步感受到何謂罪的綑綁與釋放。當病毒讓我鼻塞到無法呼吸,無日無夜地咳嗽時,在鼻子通了、痙攣停止時,那種被釋放和活了的感覺,使我再次明白,在惡勢力中的可怕。

很多人談到罪,卻不明白罪在人的生命裡轄制人的真實。當那些病痛症狀都停止後,我還必須清理身體中的戰場,還有不少的分泌物必須出來,我的身體才會完全舒服。所以當我們成為神的兒女之後,還有很多舊日過犯留下的戰場,要把它們處理乾淨。天父原諒我們,我們也需要得到人的饒恕,不能留著過去的惡行,卻以為能放心地走光明的道路。

在白雪覆蓋之下,有許多事在進行。有一些小草小花,已經快樂地探頭出來。有很多掙扎,但是天父的恩典給它們有足夠的能力成長。白雪覆蓋之下,有許多故事。我只是跟你分享一些生活裡的小事,你要自己來認識這掌管我們生命主權的神,並跟隨祂,你就會經歷許多又大又美的事。祝你,有一個充滿陽光的春天!

 

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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