Sunday, March 3, 2013
How Great Is Our God!
One of the joys of being in Cambodia is spending time each Sunday morning worshipping at the Khmer church we partner with. It is a vibrant Spirit filled church with many young people who seek to worship God with all their heart and soul and mind. So often when I am in this service, I find myself touched by the Holy Spirit. At times when I look across the room and I see so many young Khmer praising God, I have tears in my eyes as I reflect back to what I read in Don Cormack's book ''The Killing Fields, Living Fields'' when 90% of the church was wiped out during the Khmer Rouge Era. Yet in this land where so many have suffered, where the darkness seems so prevalent, it is churches such as this, that remind me that Jesus has the last word in this place! His kingdom will endure forever! His light will shine and His plans and His purposes will always prevail! He has not only preserved a remnant, but He is raising up a whole new generation to worship Him in this land!
So a few weeks ago it was pure joy worshipping in our new church building. Just 5 months ago, our Khmer pastor challenged his congregation to give to this new ''house of worship'' and did the people give....many of them students, many of them young families, tithing one month's salary. This is significant for a congregation whose monthly salary is around $145.00 per month. Suffice to say as we sat in this new building, the funds donated for this came from both the congregation and outside sources. It was truly the body of Christ partnering together. Yet, I am humbled by the sacrificial giving of my young Khmer friends who have far less than those of us in the West. Yet, they have led by example, stepping out in faith, trusting that as they give their 5 loaves and 2 fish, the Lord will multiply and indeed He has!
So as we sang one of my favorite Chris Tomlin's song's in Khmer ''How Great is our God''(see video above) two Sunday's ago in church, it truly was a testimony of How Great He is for this building is reflection of the great provision of our Heavenly Father who when we ask according to His name, supplies all of our needs according to His glorious riches! How great is He indeed who gives us good gifts!