Hi, friends,

The super typhoon is just over! I hope every one of you is safe and sound.

I have learned from media that Great Metropolitan Taipei Area did not suffer too much while eastern and southern parts of Taiwan had suffered greatly from this experience. My friend in Kaohsiung told me  ever-strong winds and heavy rains have frightened their families through out the period.

According to news report, there were 9 victims killed and around 20 victims were wounded. Even nine lives were just a small figure  compared to many other major disasters, but every single life to a family is always so important and significant. It does not matter if it was 9 persons, or 90, or even 900 persons killed. The sorrowfulness and painfulness to each family are all the same. Can you imagine a young man was found dead in the running river, and the mother is holding her son, and cried helplessly?

This reminds me the reason why Jesus will look for the one lost sheep though he has another 99 sheep safe in the manger. Every single life to Jesus is equally important as 99 sheep. So, we understand Jesus loves every one of us, every single life of us.

Let's open our church Hymn # 463, here Are 99 That Safely Lay? the story of 99 sheep in the manger. Where is the one that is lost? Let's help Jesus to find the very one, because it is so important even a single life to our Savior Jesus the Christ.

This is my meditation after the super typhoon. I hope every one of you will share with me the same Love we have from our Lord. God bless us all.

Best regards,

Aki Tsai

Here is the original story in the Bible, Luke 15: 3-7,

So he told them this parable: which one of you, having a 100 sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the 99 in the wildness and go after the one that is lost until he finds? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, "Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost." Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents that over 99 righteous persons who need no repentance.