28 November 2019
Dear Parents and Students,
Everything in life will pass.
I had a chance to cooperate with other secondary school principals to resolve a crisis. A simple belief of “bringing children home safely” brought us together to pass the spirit of love and support to children.
We spent a long time waiting. Tear gas was fired all around us, entering the air-conditioning system, leaving a pungent smell, and causing pain, tears and sneezing. Despite this, no one chose to leave.
We all were worried about the children. I was in fear, but through prayer, God comforted me. The Bible says: "God is our refuge, our strength, our suffering. Help at any time. Therefore, although the land changes, the mountain shakes to the sea, ..., we are not afraid.” (Psalm 46:1-3). Prayers sought God's guidance, peace, and strength. The principals also prayed together for the students. The love, hope and faith shown deeply touched me.
When we eventually reached the frontline, the ground was full of debris and gravel, as if it were the ruins of a battlefield. The situation was dangerous, but thanks to God the challenges were overcome by mid-night.
The Bible says: "You must be strong and courageous. Don't be afraid; don't be afraid of them, because the Lord your God is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you." (Deuteronomy 31:6). God did not leave us. His strength, love and peace freed us from all fear. After all, the experience teaches us to treasure what we have, and to give hope and blessings to what we will. Let’s be a good witness to God, so that our feet do not deviate from His path.