Japan - the land of rising sun. You cann't believe that at 4am, I see the sun rise in the cloud on the plane. And at 5.30am, the sun is at altitude of 10688m from the land. It must have some reason on why God is giving so much blessings to Japan. It is awesome. Seeing how God had created Japan, starting from the very basic geographical location, the botanical design etc., I was really amazed on the fine art of God.
When I reached Tokyo station, especially on the train from Kyoto station going to Wani, I felt the spirit of oppression and a deep depress which I thought it really hides in the them and maybe they didn't realize it either. Seeing the spiritual bondage in this situation, a deep sense of "kanashi"(sadness) was in me, and I felt even so weak to pray. I don't know how I get the idea, because generally people were either smiling or having no expression on face, and I believe that is quite common in Malaysia. Maybe I'm just being extra sensitive or have it exagerated.
In the air-port and the station, I was often being mixed up as a local. And mind you my Japanese is so poor:-)
I never thought working with WEC will actually leads me to Kyoto, which I think it is too good for me to have it. And it is just so good to see and hear from the people on the field. The sharings are having so much truth for most of them are really long enough in the field, and really struggling and happily sowing seeds. I tell you this will take a real heart and reall burden and real call for someone to stay in this hard, cold, dry, expensive and discouraging(to most of the people who had or never been into the field) land.
If it is going to be ten years, and hardly you can see ten converts. Am I able to withstand and uphold the call? Sometimes we like to think, just take one step at a time, that would be so much better! Just as how I took it for this trip, just one step at a time, and see Him work. Yet, I cann't answer the question that had come into my mind. Am I able? Am I willing?
As the operation of back to Jerusalem is in the spot light these days. As China and Korea had come up to be the rising stars for His revival purpose. I think Japan is really the missing link of revival, and I pray that His Kingdom here! Amen.
written on 3rd, May, 2005
ammended on 30th May, 2005