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<才德的婦人遠勝珍珠>3/19-3/25/12

 

 

「才德的婦人誰能得著呢?他的價值遠勝過珍珠。他丈夫心裡倚靠他,必不缺少利益.他一生使丈夫有益無損。他尋找羊羢和麻,甘心用手做工…張手賙濟困苦人,伸手幫補窮乏人…他的兒女起來,稱他有福;他的丈夫也稱讚他,說:才德的女子很多,惟獨你超過一切。艷麗是虛假的,美容是虛浮的;惟敬畏耶和華的婦女必得稱讚。」(箴言31:10-13, 28-30)

“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands….She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.  Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.” (Proverbs 31:10-13, 28-30)  

 

默想禱告:過幾天是妻子的生日。想到咱們到了“两情相悦, 两鬢相磨”的年歲, 一束玫瑰鮮花, 或一指鑽戒的鐀送, 已經無法表達我内心對妻子的情意; 衹好趁著殘餘的記憶尚未碎成一片模糊的影像之際, 趕緊把我們两人生命中, 共同經歷過好幾件大波浪般的考驗, 再度深深烙印在我內心的深處。我要向妻子表達説: 「首先感謝神為我們的婚姻“穿針引線” -- 若不是主奇妙的帶領安排, 我們怎能在千萬人中認識, 在家庭背景、語言、學歷等文化因素有極大差異的環境下結成連理?以您女工程師的條件, 怎麽會看上我這個一窮二白, 相貌才能都很平庸的留學生? 對我們信主的人來説, 生命中大小的際遇, 每一樣事情的發生, 都絕對不是偶然、意外的巧合, 而是凡事互相效力, 有神的心意處處貫串其中, 其中也包括了苦難的來臨。回想您當年看完醫生, 被診斷患上第四期的卵巢癌, 才四歲的兒子在車的後座問說: “媽媽, 您的眼睛為甚麼有很多水流出来?” 的情境; 想到那段日子, 我們一家三口每天在愁苦中度過。但神確實聽了您真誠的禱告, 您說: “主啊, 若祢愿意, 求祢醫治, 讓我撫養年幼的兒子, 不然我深信祢一定會照顧他!” 讚美主, 手術後的您, 不單不必接受化療, 放療, 不到四個月身體竟然完全康復, 連家人朋友都難以置信。往後的十幾年是您事業的高峰期, 但您卻寧願放棄作職場中的“女强人”, 特别是三年前為了全心護理突發中風的我, 毅然提前退休, 在家中悉心打點一切, 甚至在不久前還屢次拒絶幾家公司的高薪招聘, 為了留在家裡, 多有時間看顧我的日常飲食, 看病等等各種的需要, 讓我安心療養, 加快了復原的速度; 同時也全心全意投身在教會的服事。再次感謝神把您賞賜给我, 成為我一生最佳的伴侶。您曾説: “你現在要好好愛我, 因為在天家再沒有五倫的關係; 活著不珍惜享受美好的夫妻感情, 到那日靈魂被聖化後, 我祇好稱您為主內的弟兄啦!” 求主幫助我們作丈夫的弟兄們, 以神的愛來愛自已的配偶, 築構一個和諧又温馨的“夫妻愛巢”, 奉主耶穌聖名禱告, 阿们。(陳熾弟兄分享:)

Meditation & Prayer:Sarah’s birthday is a few days away; I was pondering what gift should I buy her, other than a dozen roses or a diamond ring. Knowing that no material things could truly express my deepest gratitude to her genuine love for me, I would rather imprint our precious life experiences unto my heart once more, before they are gradually chipped away by the fast fading memories.  I’ll find the right moment to tell her: “I thank the Lord for being our matchmaker, because I could not imagine how you & I would become united as husband and wife 29 years ago, when we were drastically difference in terms of our family & cultural background. What made your heart stirred to marry someone who was penniless and mediocre looking guy like me? I believe there is no coincidence, or luck involved in our life events, as they are all interconnected and forged by God who want to bless his children, including the permission to allow us to go through life’s many trials. I remember you told me the day you walked out of doctor’s office with tears, after being diagnosed stage 4 ovarian cancer. And Matt, while sitting in the car, asked a naïve question of a 4 year old: “Mom, why there is so much water coming out of your eyes?” But God indeed answered your sincere prayer- requesting a complete healing in order to take care of our son. No chemo, no radiation therapies, just the surgical removal of a huge tumor shocked everyone into believing God’s miracle. The next 15 years the Lord continued to bless your career as the Director of an engineering group. Yet you gave up the feminist dream of climbing up the corporate ladder. Instead, you chose to retire early shortly after my sudden stroke in 2009, so that you could be available at all time to take care of my daily needs. As my health gradually rehabilitated, you have persistently refused to accept high salaried offers, as late as two weeks ago. Your commitment to enhance our marital relationship is exemplary; and you’ve honored our marriage vows and have spent tremendous efforts to serve at church ministries at the same time. I feel so blessed for being your life companion and co-worker.” Pray that we, as husbands, make efforts to show our love toward our spouse, as Christ has shown us how he loves the church as His bride, in Jesus holy name I pray, amen. (Brother Mike Chan sharing)

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王倚真、楊靜姝、陈炽  榮神传播協  Majesty Multi-media Ministries: www.mmm4him.org  

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