From Seoul, we took an hour plus by bus to this place called Yeoju. A part of the hilly Yeoju is reserved for the congregation members who want to do retreats/prayers and seminars are sometimes held here, just like the launch of the 6th book of the History of Redemption book series.
We were greeted by a gigantic banner, and there were thousands of people from all over the country as well as foreigners actually came to be spiritually blessed.
The hardworking eldresses and congregation members were so kind to prepare food for so many of us. A simple, homely and hearty meal. We were served with a potato gravy, quite spicy, almost like dhall gravy served in a mamak.
This place provides precious clean water from the top of Yeoju mountain for drinking, bathing, washing etc. Apparently, the water has nutrients and minerals that will help preserve good skin and keep your body in good health. True enough, the water, although looks plain and normal, tastes slightly different from the water we drink. Truly refreshing, cooling and what a blessing! Some of us tapao-ed back several bottles (Kiasu-ness)
Found this huge nail plunged right into the thick, rough, surface of the wall of the cave, where people come in for meditation/prayer. When I saw this nail, I thought of JC's palms, and how humans were so cruel to nail them down His hands. Although He knew this will happen, He who is sinless, died on the cross for our sins.
Let us be able to follow His ways, and crucify our old sinful/worldly/evil/shameful self on the cross daily.
Does our faith shine brightly always, like the sun, or shines only when others are around you to lift up your faith, like the moon, whose light comes from the reflection of the sun, or flickering faith, like the twinkling stars?