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聲音中的聲音

韓子卿牧師

在今天的社會中,我們常聽到很多聲音,有些或會令人很感煩擾,但如果我們夠細心,總能在喧嚷中聽到上帝的細語微聲。

令人害怕的聲音
七一那天早上,英皇道忽然變得吵鬧異常,我們在康澤平台的談話聲都被那些遊行的鑼鼓全掩蓋了,雖然過去的七一也有過遊行,但從沒有像這一次那樣誇張,看來,香港的遊行文化又跨進一個新紀元了。當第二堂崇拜一結束,等候參加第三堂的弟兄姊妹都急急躲進禮堂去,逃避那些震耳欲聾的鑼鼓聲,感覺就如逃避空襲一樣,而康澤禮堂就成了我們的防空洞、避難所。的確,我一走進聖殿之後,內心就「聽」到一種非一般的寧靜和安穩。神的確是我們的避難所,就算天變地變,這份平安是沒有人能奪去的 ^-^

令人困擾的聲音
幾年前我開始有耳鳴,聲音之大實在令人難受,連白天在街上行走也聽到陣陣的嗞嗞聲。有一天去到郊外,我問太太為甚麼春天也會有蟬鳴?太太笑說:是你的耳鳴呀!我去看耳鼻喉科醫生,最後醫生診斷原因是右耳聽力受損,我吃了藥物一段時間後,耳鳴依然不斷,令我非常沮喪,心想難道以後一世都要如此?在無計可施的情況下,我只好安慰自己:「同佢做好朋友囉!」其實,耳鳴對身體機能並不會造成甚麼影響,即使晚上睡眠也不受干擾,這可算是最輕微的長期病了,於是就存感恩的心去領受。漸漸的,我竟真的跟這聲音做了好朋友,它常伴我左右,使我永不寂寞,感謝主 :)

令人進入真理的聲音
有一天與太太閒談,她提到打算送一本詩歌集給一位初信的姊妹,因為這姊妹崇拜唱詩歌時經常都被那些歌詞感動。太太又說她對一些未曾教過她的信仰道理都已能掌握得很好,面對挑戰時也懂得向人解釋。有一次她與家人爭執,委屈得哭了出來,但經過祈禱後,她竟能經歷到神的安慰,然後平靜下來,甚至能向家人道歉。我們都奇怪,她只是初信,怎麼對信仰那樣通透?只有一個解釋,是保惠師聖靈的教導,叫她得以進入真理,這是世上最美的聲音,也是最令人羨慕的福氣,神將這份福氣賜給一切最單純、最渴慕祂的人,我好妒忌呢 :(






Pastor's Sharing
Voice in a Bustling Environment
Rev James Hon

All around us, there are many kinds of sounds, voices and noises. Some are often irritating, others are not. But if we pay attention to God, we will still be able to hear Him in the bustling surroundings.

Baffling noise
All of King’s Road was shaken in the morning of July 1. The beating of drums in a marching procession blanketed our conversations at Fortress Tower podium. There had been marches and demonstrations before, but none could compare with this one. It looked like Hong Kong had entered a new era of marching culture. As soon as the second worship service had concluded, brothers and sisters of the third service squeezed into the worship hall to hide from the sound of drums and gongs. It was like escaping an air raid. The worship hall at Fortress Tower main church was their air-raid shelter and haven. Indeed, once inside the sanctuary, we had an extraordinary inner peace and calmness. God is our refuge. Our peace is one that stays whatever happens, peace that no one can take away.

Tormenting noise
A few years ago, I began to have ringing in my ears. The noise was loud and tormenting. I heard it in the streets. I heard it in broad daylight. One day while in the countryside, I asked my wife why the cicadas would sing in springtime. She replied that it was my ears that sang. So I visited an otolaryngologist. The doctor’s diagnosis was one of hearing impairment in my right ear. I took medicine for some time, but still the ringing would not go away, which made me very frustrated. Would it be like that the rest of my life? In the absence of better ideas, I tried to comfort myself: “Make this one your friend!” I thought to myself: the ringing doesn’t damage body functions. It doesn’t hamper my sleep. So it must be the mildest of chronic diseases. Why not accept it with a thankful heart? Gradually, the ringing became my good friend. It was there with me all the time, never leaving me alone. I am grateful to God.

Voice that leads into truth
One day while chatting with my wife, she said she wanted to give a sister a hymn book. A new convert, the sister was often moved by the lyrics of the hymns sung during worship services. My wife said the sister had quite a good grasp of the truths which she had never been taught before. She was also able to explain the truths when challenged. The sister once had a quarrel with one of her family members. She cried because she felt she had been wronged. But after prayer, she was comforted by God and was even able to apologize to her family. Both of us were surprised by her progress in her spiritual journey. There could only be one explanation for all of this: it must be the teaching of the Counselor - the Holy Spirit. The Spirit’s teaching led her into truth. The Spirit’s is the most beautiful voice in the world, and a blessing most longed for. Oh, how I envy the simple in pursuit of God on whom He bestows this wonderful blessing!