“I looked upon tomorrow. It seems so long ago. While yet my mother labored, today she doesn’t know. I gazed upon the moments far past the place I stood. In hopes that we together, enjoy this brotherhood,” says Pastor Johnson. 1 Chronicles 13:14 reminds us that God blesses the household and everything inside. But we sometimes forget that we need to treasure our family. “Time flies by and we need to spend as much time with our families as we can,” says Dr. Mok.
As a family, we gather to ensure our state. While preparing our plates we must remember to consider and protect each other, and pray to our God, that in unity we succeed. “Everything that happens to you happens to me.” The family extends to the outside of our blood relations, everyone who works and studies at AUHS is a family. As a family, “if we are united, success will come.” We should support, help, feel sorrow, and encourage each other.
In absence, don’t disdain what you see. As one of your sisters excels in their deeds, or one of the brothers is better at first. Be careful not to kill or feed the earth with blood. Genesis chapter four includes the story of Cain and Abel. The story of Cain and Abel, a brother who turns against his brother. From this, we must remember to “spread love not hatred” and “be kind and look out for the best interest of each other.”
We see how others plot and prey. Too often out of envy, they declare its play. We should compel one another, our best. Set no traps for the family, lest you desire to rest in peace. “People set traps for each other when jealousy and hatred appear. In these times it is important to refresh our faith.” Mack Hailie, director of admissions adds, “Sometimes we fall into these pits and can’t see the way out. But there are ladders that can get us out and can lead us to do more for our family and others.”
Remember to have faith in what God says to you. Believe for your family in all you do. Shun evil, speak, lest you see them fall. Out of love, do help, ‘till they hear the call of God’. Hebrews 11:31 states, “By faith, the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not when she had received the spies with peace.”