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'The Power of Prayers'

글쓴이 : 관리자 날짜 : 2018-04-07 (토) 07:07 조회 : 133
작성일 : 2018.04.08
작성자 : Rev. K.L. Shin

Pastor’s Column by Rev. Kyung Lim Shin

            For the Bulletin of the KUMC of Metro Detroit

 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

 

‘The Power of Prayers’

 

Last Monday morning, while on the way to the airport, I received a text message that my flight to Toronto was cancelled. To save money I had chosen the Canadian Airlines for my trip to Korea, and now it looked like I would face some difficulty in arranging the connecting flights. As I was expected to attend important meetings as soon as I arrive in Incheon, I could not afford to miss the connecting flight. I would have been frantically worried at other times in the same situation, but strangely I felt at peace this time. I even managed to send Kakao Talk message to our Assistant Pastors; “I am at airport. I may have to leave tomorrow, but I am not worried because all of you prayed for me at today’s early morning service. It will be a good trip. Take good care of our sheep.”

 

After over an hour of negotiations, my flight to Korea was rescheduled for a direct flight to Incheon on Korean Airlines, which is usually more expensive than connecting flights and more than I am willing to spend. What a special blessing for me! Knowing that I would arrive on time in Korea, I enjoyed the four hour of leisure time at the airport by having a cup of coffee in peace until the departure time.

 

Our prayers have power, either in accomplishing what we want or not. Even if I were not provided the better option, as I was spared of any unnecessary anxieties or worries, your prayers were answered. This morning I experienced the great power of prayers again, thanks to all of your prayers.

 

A renowned attorney in Washington, D.C. gave this confession; “In my line of work, sometimes I lose my case at the court, and I was always stressed about the possibility of losing my cases. When I won, I was very happy, but only for a moment, and then I began to worry about losing the next case. One day, I decided to change my perspective and to rejoice in advance, until I actually lose the case. This change of perspective has helped me greatly in my life.”

 

My beloved congregation, all of the pastors at KUMC of Metro Detroit are praying for you. And the Intercessory Prayers Team, the Parish and Cell Group Leaders are also praying for you. Therefore, please do not worry ‘in advance’, as most of our worries are ‘in advance’ of actual facts. Let us believe in the power of prayers and rejoice ‘in advance’ this week. Sending you love and blessings!


   

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314 2018.06.10  One to One Discipleship Program Rev. Kyung Lim Shin
313 2018.06.10  일대일 양육 프로그램 신경림 목사
312 2018.06.03  우리교회 중등부 사역 (Kingdom Culture Ministry) 김혜진 전도사
311 2018.06.03  Our Junior High Youth Ministry (Kingdom Culture Ministry) Pastor Jane Kim
310 2018.05.27  The People of God Rev. Kyung Lim Shin
309 2018.05.27  하나님의 사람들 신경림 목사
308 2018.05.20  우리 학생들의 입교식과 순결서약식을 위한 훈련 과정 강슬기 목사
307 2018.05.20  Confirmation and Purity Class for our Youth Rev. David Kang
306 2018.05.13  Happy Mother's Day~~ Rev. K.L. Shin
305 2018.05.13  Happy Mother's Day~~ 신경림 목사
304 2018.05.06  "오늘 어린이 주일을 축하 합니다!" 송진강 목사
303 2018.05.06  Happy Children's Day! Rev. Jinny Song
302 2018.04.29  People are the only hope Rev. K.L. Shin
301 2018.04.29  사람만이 희망입니다 신경림 목사
300 2018.04.22  A lion does not need a refrigerator Rev. K.L. Shin
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