Monday, December 26, 2005

A Merry Christmas


Rachel and I in Royal Botanical Garden in Melbourne. Posted by Picasa

Had a wonderful Christmas. My good friend Rachel gave her heart to Jesus on Christmas Day, and that was the best Christmas gift I got. Really there is nothing more joyful than seeing a new life in Christ. And it was a divine appointment that we met at the Open Stage during the he/she/it Fringe Festival season at Melbourne University, where I was one of the crew for he/she/it, while Rachel was a student there. Since then God has drawn us close together. His fingerprints have been on both of our lives. Praise the Lord!

On Christmas night, I enjoyed hosting the Christmas dinner for brothers and sisters in Christ (those whose families are overseas) in my apartment. It was fun to spend time with them eating, chatting, singing and seeing the Christmas lighting show down the road. I had lots of fun and meaningful sharing with them. My cooking was not particularly good, but happy that I was able to serve them. If you want to share our joy, you can have a look at the photos here.

21 comments:

Kc said...

Praise God for His abundant mercy and love! I am so happy for you and Rachel. Your heart must be so full today.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

That must be very encouraging.

It sounds like you had a pleasent Christmas.

God Bless

Corry said...

I am so grateful, Kitty that is wonderful!
I am happy you had a good time and my wish for you was granted. Thank You Lord! May you lead many more to Our Lord.

Luv ya.

God's Grace.

Kitty Cheng said...

Yes kc, my heart is really full of joy today. May God bless Rachel abundantly in her walk with HIM.

Kitty Cheng said...

yes df, i did have a very pleasant Christmas. God Bless you too =)

Kitty Cheng said...

Dear Corry, I'm grateful for your faithful prayers. Thank you Lord for answering Corry's prayers for me.

Luv ya too.

curious servant said...

That is wonderful about another sister adopted into the family.

Happy new year!

Rose~ said...

Happy New Year! It is anencouragement to read of the Lord working in your world.

Mark D said...

I praise God with you for Rachel's salvation and for the fact that she has a friend like you who can help her grow! Hearing about people getting saved always makes me smile really big :D

audrey` said...

all the angels in heaven are rejoicing now. Rachel is so precious in the eyes of our Lord! Hallelujah!

both you and Rachel look so sweet in this pic :D

An Ordinary Christian said...

Beautiful picture. Oh, I am so happy for you and Rachel! Oh, I pray that the Lord would sweep joy and peace in her life, and the enemy would be held back by God's hand. That she would have clarity of thought and joy in her walk. And the Bible would come alive and dance with power in her life, and yours.

Pia said...

that's great! that's a wonderful gift. i'm glad you had a wonderful christmas. blessings always and thanks so much for the prayers. c",)

Live, Love, Laugh said...

Kitty,

What a wonderful way to celebrate Christ's birth, with a new sister in Christ and with friends who also love the Lord.

I love this picture!!!

Kitty Cheng said...

Dear CS,Happy new year to you too. Yes having a new sister in Christ adopted into the family is such a joy =)

Kitty Cheng said...

Hey Rose...Happy New Year! PTL. Good to hear from you again =)

Kitty Cheng said...

Dear Mark, thanks for your encouragement. Yes I certainly understand what you mean by having a big smile when you hear about people getting saved :D

Kitty Cheng said...

Dear Audrey, I'm rejoicing with all the angels in heaven. Please pray with me for Rachel yeah?

Kitty Cheng said...

Dear Andrea, yes both Rachel and I like that picture too. Thanks for your prayer for Rachel and me =)

Kitty Cheng said...

Dear Pia, will keep praying for you. Admire your faith in God.

Kitty Cheng said...

Dear LLL, yes it was one of the best Christmases I've ever had, although I don't have any family here with me. God is good to bless me with extended family.

H K Flynn said...

Hi! I've seen your sweet comments on other blogs and wanted to see your own writings. You have a lovely blog.

My sister is in the arts. She does various things, but among them is her designing of public sculptures/architectural works.

She's worked in China and Sweden. She's not a believer.

About your friend Rachel, praise the Lord. How exciting to have Christmas memories intertwined with her coming to Christ!

Visit my own blog when a less controversial post is up front. (I wanted to speak frankly about isues so my political comments could be seen in context.)

My blog promotes two books, that are terrific to disciple a person, not at all heavy handed, just beautiful ideas :-)
God bless!
jodie