My Suffering China

My Suffering China

Over 130,000 workers have been sent to work over days and nights to repair broken electrical power lines in China last two weeks ever since the millennial snow storm struck China. At least 7 of them died at their jobs. Over 1 billion people suffered from the storm and over 7.2 billions of dollars were lost because of it. Millions of migrate workers could not go home during the Chinese New Year. These migrated workers left their villages in the inner China areas and worked in the cities along the coast in order to support their families’ basic livings. Usually the New Year’s time is the only opportunity for them to visit home. Oh! My suffering China!

There is nothing too small in your life that God does not care. There is also nothing too far or too grand that God cannot stretch his arms to save. I love China, not because I am Chinese, but more because I am a Christian. This week, I exhort you to pray for China every day seriously and sincerely as if you really care in your heart. For one week, seriously devote yourself in caring for China. For one week, think about China and the Chinese people. For one week, know a little more about China. For one week, love China.

At daybreak Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people (from Capernaum, a town where he performed many miracles and preached the gospels) were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. But Jesus said, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” (Luke 4:42-43)

In prayers Jesus understood the global perspectives of the gospel and the dedication required of Him. He was never satisfied with a “local” ministry even if it might have already involved with a mixture of people from various backgrounds. I ponder, the proceeding question “what would Jesus do” is really the poignant question what would Jesus pray?

by Reverend Helen Qiu:
You can write Rev. Qiu at:
22 Concord Ave., Apt. #F, Cambridge, MA 02138 or by e-mail

published with permission granted to 2 Timothy 4:5 Reverend Helen Qiu is an affiliate of the Church Ministry Association (CMA).

One Response to “My Suffering China”

  1. 2t45 Says:

    I appreciate Christians who exhibit a world view in today’s world. Whether it is because of culture or calling which may be one in the same. Jesus commanded us to “go into all the world” – this command leads Christians to reach out to people in every county. I want to say thanks to Rev. Qiu for her compassion for the people in China and elseware. – Overseer Scott Whitwam

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