Saturday, 23 August 2008

Lost a friend

A very tough week. So many things waited in line beeping, assignment, presentation, responsible... Assignment has finally come to an end. Still have one more presentation to go, but I am prepared.

An unexpected incident make it even tough to handle. It was on Tuesday, we received the news that Gideon passed away. It hurts a lot. Everyone was shocked with the very sudden news. A gloomy day for everyone who knows him.

I have lost family members and friends whom I'm close to. All of them needed health treatment before they went back to the Lord. I understand. However, this time was not the same.

Never in my life have I attended a funeral wake. Went there with some of the CF members on Wednesday. Some CF members from other campus and CG members were there also. Everyone was in grief. His family members were weeping in grief. Just so hard to accept the fact that he left us. The atmosphere was more than just sadness and heart breaking.

Though I'm not very close to him, but he is a very helpful person. He doesn't mind fetching people here and there. He would tell people frankly to what extend he can offer his help. He won't promise others things that he cannot do it. He was more introvert when I first knew him through CF last year. Ever since the new committee formed, he tried to make it to every week's fellowship and even make newcomers feel comfortable when they first step into CF.

He is back with the Lord now. A better place.

This incident actually triggered off what I've learnt during last year CF camp. I should start writing eulogy for my own funeral. Why? Those who went to the camp would understand perfectly why I said so. That would be my both short & long term goals. At the end of the day, I will leave this temporary world and this is a fact that cannot be changed. I want to be become the 'person' God would please with. The purpose of my life is to live it out for Him.

No one is perfect in this world. We try our best to improve ourselves and break the limit. Always encourage each other, not being a hypocrite.

Be sensitive with the people around us. Treasure them always. *HUGS*

Keep shining for Him while we are still here. Have joy in doing His job! Sing praises and be thankful, may it be happy or tough... We still praise Him!!!


F!ojo said...

Little pig, I feel you. It must have felt so grieving and shocking. Let's take this incident as a reminder to live our lives to the fullest. Leaving without regrets, living each day like there's no tomorrow.
Let's demonstrate God's love and shine forth His glory to the world each day.

*Giving you hugs and kisses.

ireneC said...

Miss u a lot...