There’s a new world somewhere

I was so thrilled to get this link from Brother Kim Voon this morning.

If you are in my age group (i.e. 50’s and 60’s), you remember those times when we sang this song in Christian Fellowship. The song spells out and declare with confidence that our hope is in Christ because we have this relationship with Him. Praise God!

I really hope you enjoy this song. For the “not so old”, please listen to it and you will be surprised by the kind of songs your parents or grandparents loved.

When I survey the wondrous cross

When I survey the wondrous cross

HideThis hymn has never gone out of my favorites after more than 30 years of being a follower of Christ. It is especially meaningful when I listen to it during the Good Friday and Easter weekends.

I remember how my then Pastor John Hodgkinson once read the lyrics before we sang the song. He read it with such convictions and full of God’s anointing that the whole congregation was nearly all in tears. Pastor John Hodgkinson walked what he preached. He and his wife Margaret were Cambridge graduates, full of potential to earn good money and respects in the society. They responded to God’s call to become missionaries to East Malaysia in the 1960’s and 70’s. His years of being our pastor in Manchester Chinese Christian Church have been great blessings to many. It was in his pastoral care and leadership that many of us who found our faith in Manchester were being built up and equipped to walk upright before the Lord, even after we finished our studies in Manchester.

Thank you, Pastor John and Margaret Hodgkinson. Continue reading