I went to Rev. Sunther's funeral yesterday and it was packed to the brim. He had touched so many lives with his serving God faithfully all these years. Recalling his death, they said he had finished praying at a prayer retreat in Melaka and went back to his room. In the morning, they prised open the door and found him dead sitting on a chair.
I am saddened by his early departure home to be with God but I am inspired by his concern for the nation. In short, he died praying!
Today, our nation is going through a troubled time. The political, economic and social situations are not looking good. And people are already suffering from high prices of essential items, some unkind racial remarks coming from certain people, and the anguish of ISA arrests. In spite of all this, the people of Malaysia stood firm and continued to be peaceful. There are no rioting and violent demonstrations that will worsen the situation. Why? It's because of the prayer of people like the late Sunther and host of others. God has once again spared us from chaos. Christians, as light to the world will make a massive difference to this beautiful nation of ours.
When I did my devotion on 2 Chronicles 19 about King Jehoshapat, I found this verse a great prayer verse for all of us who love our nation. When king Jehoshapat appointed judges in his nation, he told them...
"...Now let the fear of the LORD be upon you. Judge carefully, for with the LORD our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery." (2 Chr 19:7)
Let there be no injustice, partiality and bribery in this nation. Let there be fear of God!
PS: Sunther, my friend, thank you. Till we meet again!