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Auckland 2104, NZ

A Different Sky

Sunday, 14th May 2023

Rev Daniel Xi An Poon

Ephesians 3:16-21 says, ‘that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.’

Mothers play many roles in their families. They are mothers, wives, maybe also employees, or students… yet they continue to work hard for their children, love and care for their children. We all have mothers and we are all children, most of us would have experienced the care and love of our mothers. In today’s sermon, Rev Daniel shared a blessed message for all our mothers, that their lives are more than what they can imagine today. They can have a different sky.

  1. Be Strong and Never Give Up

Mothers want to stay strong, but they would feel tired, they would feel weak, as days go by, as they age, their strength may not be as before. But in Ephesians 3, we are told that Jesus can renew our strength, and give us new hope. God does not want us to rely on ourselves, when we let go of what we’re holding onto, then His blessings will be with us.

Do we really know Jesus? Can we really let go and let God. Letting go does not mean giving up, as a mother, we must hold onto the authority and blessings as a mother. We thought our lives are tiring and difficult, we feel like giving up on what we’re doing right now, we thought we cannot change our lives. But the Bible says otherwise. In Chinese, the word ‘blessing’ has a part representing God, it tells us that we must have God in our lives. Only through God, we can continue to be a mother and to be a wife.

  1. Love and Trust

We must stay together, when we come together, we can burn the fire together, we can pray together and we can experience together. When we come together, we can see that God gives us the positions as wives and mothers are so blessed, and we can bless our families. We must have love and trust for the Word of God, because His Will for us is to give us peace. The news tell us bad things are happening, we feel afraid and frightened, but God wants to give us peace.

The world is full of negative things, the economic crisis, the earthquakes, the wars, the virus… we tend to run away from our problems, when problems come to our lives we will move around, we are never satisfied and we see the grass is greener on the other end. Have love and trust for God, because He loves us first and has trust for us to make the decision to love Him back.

  1. The Lord will Make it Happen

God makes everything possible, do not think that our lives can never change, when God comes into our lives, anything can happen. Do we feel defeated? When we look at our families and our surroundings, do we feel we are being taken advantage? God loves us, He wants to save us, He is real, and He is talking to us today.