Reflection for 2009 Cell Retreat

2009 September – As we drive across the narrow road from one tea plantation hill to another hill for approx 45 mins.

We hear the car engine roaring
We saw the growth along the road is too distracting
We couldn’t see what is waiting for us around the corner
We felt the stress as the air is getting thinner
We felt our stomach begins to stir-up some unknown flavour
We felt the journey is way too far, too much to bear

Then…

We realize God protection over us
We realize we are together – 3 cars travelling together – 9 peoples
We realize we can sing and joke over every the narrow road and deadly turn
We realize the fresh green fragrant is in the midst of the thin air
We realize the layers of green of the tea plantation is really beautiful
We realize the journey is amazingly extraordinary

And finally, we reach a destination. We are impressed by the solitude before our eyes – impressed with the beauty of God’s creation. A tree stand right on the top of the hill among the green dynamically. We spend 1/2 hour climbing up towards the tree by foot excitedly to finally find out it is not just a tree…but a young tree grow on top of an old tree which set its root on a big rock.

As I reflect what we been through…it reminded me of our life – we always doubt if we have what it take to reach our destination. Too many things in life distracted us from our goal and we never know what will come next. As we go along, we got stress up and started to worry for the unknown. We couldn’t wait for it to end cause we couldn’t bear it anymore…

How often? How often we realize God is with us, that we are not alone? All the challenges in life becoming just a joke and a song with all the Godly companion by our side. We begins to look at everything we experience differently – learning every good and bad things in life is significant in our journey of growth. Our journey becoming meaningful and extraordinary because our God is in control.

Then, as we press-on reaching the crescendo of the race with our last bit of strength focusing at that one goal before us, the destination is usually more than what we aspect. Even the extra freebies God bundle into His blessing always beyond our imagination – always filled with His love and gentle reminder – to set our root on the rock.

“The Lord is my rock” (Psalm 18:2)

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2 comments

    • Yeah…it is an amazing sight…standing right at the bottom of the hill indulging the beauty of the creation. Walking up there through the old tea tree is surely very challenging physically…but able to make it up there is so satisfying. ^_~

      Experience as this will always have a place in my memory…it is the colours that paint my life.


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