Saturday, October 22, 2011

Crossing Barriers

It has been a good week here in Pasadena. Last night I got to experience a little bit of what heaven will be like. I attended an event at Fuller called Kimbap. Kimbap is a traditional Korean dish, much like sushi. Kimbap the event is an effort to build relationships between the many Korean women and American women here at Fuller. (Fuller has multiple degrees available in Korean.) As the multiple cultures came together we were at first separated by language and nerves. We congregated with who we were comfortable. But then we sang some simple, yet powerful, worship songs together. We sang them through in English and then us Americans struggled along in our newly learned (and primative) Korean to sing in the native language of our new friends. We finished singing the verses each in our native languages. A chorus of English and Korean rose up together to reach the heavens. We were worshipping as one family, crossing barriers of culture and language, singing the same words to our God. It was so beautiful to get this taste of heaven, to be together with sisters and mothers in Christ, meeting in a place of understanding through love and worship for our Savior. I felt peace and joy because God crosses every barrier and every difference and brings us together in Him. It is a beautiful thing.

God is so good, God is so good, God is so good, He's so good to me!

Jo eí shín Ha na nim, Jo eí shín Ha na nim, Cham Jo eí shín Na e Ha na ním!

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