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Pepper (Little Boy)

“If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move,” – Matthew 17:20. This is the bible verse to which the main character, Pepper from the movie Little Boy grasps and set on his heart to bring his dad back.

I don’t know if this movie wants to improve the faith of its viewers but it did for me. The movie concentrates on the “ancient list” that Pepper needs to complete to bring his dad back from war. Well, that’s how it appears to the little boy but it is not how the priest explained it to him. The priest is saying that it’ll be up to God to decide on the outcome of list. The tasks are on the image below

Little Boy

plus a personal mission which is to befriend a Japanese man who is considered enemy of United States in the war.

So here’s the glitch but a beautiful one; one of the tasks is to bury the dead. Unfortunately, it was his dad who died in the war and he buried to complete the list. What’s the sense of completing the list if it is his father who needs to die to complete it? But the movie ends with Pepper being able to meet his dad again.

Technically, Pepper wasn’t able to complete the list because the task to bury the dead was voided due to a mistake on his father’s death. (One of the movies’ twists)

In reality, I see this glitch as how God really works in us. We may not be able to complete a certain task He wants us to do but He’s more than willing to give us blessings. We may not be able to meet his standards but He’s there to answer our prayers, to guide us and to love us.

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“Why should we hire you?” is a very popular question in applying for a job. Unfortunately, if you cannot answer this intelligently, I am 89% sure that you will not be hired. I thought finding a job is a piece of cake, but it is not. The hardest part is getting nothing after consecutive interviews. If you fail in your first try, there is a second try. And if your second try still fails, then you have to read this:

“With our limited foresight we select the route that seems best – only to find that the temporary advance has led us into a course filled with delay and heartache. But how reassuring that we can look to One who is above everything, who knows the end from the beginning! This is why the writer of Proverbs could say, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths (Proverbs 3:6)”” – Our Daily Bread, RBC Ministries

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“Remember the Lord in everything you do, and He will show you the right way.”

Proverbs 3:6

Part of every day is a sunset. Every book has a last page and every story has an end. The same thing in my ministry in our church. I love doing my ministry, but circumstances in life sometimes give us choice. A choice in prioritizing activities in life. In my point of view, I know that a ministry is a good work and if I stop, it’s like I stop serving or giving back to God. I asked for this ministry 4 years ago so I also let God to decide when will sunset come. In this way, it’s not my entire choice but there is an approval from Above. Last July 29, 2012, God answered my prayer. The equipment I’m using in my ministry failed to operate. I know that this is God’s way of answering my prayer. I probably end my ministry, but serving God has no limit. I know that there are many ways to give back to God. And with our loving God, small good works are really appreciated by Him. I am happy that for 4 years of my ministry, God has been constant in letting me feel that I am appreciated. For me, that is the most important part of my ministry, it’s the feeling of appreciation from God when you felt no one notice you. It is because I know that when you have nothing but God, you have everything!

Decision is one of the hardest parts of life. It will define the end of something for the beginning of better part of your life. Just have faith that if God let sunset in your life, it is the best time to come. It is probably an end, but it is God’s way of saying “okay, I have better plans for you“.

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