My dear American Friends:
I am feeling much better. I am almost on the regular schedule. Thanks to all my friends who wrote me, sent cards or even called me. And my address is so complicated that some letters had to fly over Pacific two, three times to find me, and some reached me in groups, but, anyway, they were very encouraging. In fact, one time, I was so encouraged I shouted Hallelujah in my hospital bed. Thank you friends. Thanks to you all my friends who prayed for me. I live today because of your prayers and God’s Grace. I love you. God Loves you!
When I was seriously sick in bed, I asked God “What is your Word for me in time like this?” and He gave me 1 Cor. 13:13. Love is the foundation for all Christians of course. It is the passport to Heaven for all Christians and I was encouraged by all the love I was given in this difficult time. Then I pleaded again “What is your Word to me, a sick preacher?” And He gave me Heb. 11: 6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” To me, this means that faith requires our lives…our sacrifice…something like the Cross Jesus carried for us…and like Paul said in 2 Cor. 2:20 “I have been crucified with Jesus.” So, I believe God wants me to keep going even when things are hard and that eventually when He brings me home, I will be rewarded and I will be able to finally get some rest.
When I was sick, the doctor said I need to exercise, so for last few months, my favorite time is to take a walk with my children through the park among the cherry blossoms. There are a few things to prepare for that walk; warm coat against the cold wind, masks against the dust filled air from China; stick candies to slow down the children’s talks and what not! Still they will keep on talking until we let them talk the rest to their Heavenly Father…If we force them to stop, they probably will start to cry. We have bunch of kids in our Home who are easy to cry for some reason. (if you are easy to cry, come join us, you are no stranger here!)
Spring is here and so are the flowers around, thanks to God, and also there is hope of “PEACE TALK” even with the North Korean Communists. But we know, you and I know that there is no peace, THERE CAN NOT BE REAL PEACE UNLESS THERE IS PEACE WITH GOD. That’s a part of what we have been preaching all our lives. I am afraid that it will be very difficult, if not impossible we will preach on, with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with the Love of Jesus Christ, who died for us on the Cross!
I came to the United States a few days ago and I am writing this letter from California. We had a Board meeting in the State of California and I have been travelling. I have difficult time sleeping and this jet-leg did not help me any, but I have been travelling and speaking. Meeting my new grandson has been the source of my energy and I am enclosing his picture. God bless you.
Yours because of Calvary,
YOON KWON CHAE
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