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Golden futures

June 6th, 2011 Categories: reporting..., singing... 1 comment

A little over a week ago was the End-of-Term Celebration Meeting in London. It was a really sweet time, with many students present. As well as enjoying a BBQ together, the purpose of this time was for the students and also the families to share their top enjoyment from this past year. A brother in Cardiff started off the sharing, despite not being there – he had emailed in his testimony!

I was so encouraged to see and hear these young saints sharing their enjoyment of pursuing Christ with all those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. Some of them I had met when they came to the first welcome meeting back in September, and to see them now, overflowing their love for the Lord… just wonderful!

For some of these wonderful stories, click on the links below to read testimonies shared by students both at the celebration meeting and since then, as posted on A God-man is a normal Christian.

I was most touched by one brother sharing his realisation that many believers before him had poured out their all on the Lord Jesus – precious lives, heart treasures, high positions and golden futures “wasted” on the Lord – because they saw the real value of the Lord. These students all have promising futures ahead of them, but for them to give the Lord the first and the best place – that is to have a real golden future!

Sharing the top enjoyment from this academic year

And here is my wonderful story:


1. This is my wonderful story,
Christ to my heart has come;
Jesus, the King of Glory,
Finds in my heart a home.

Christ in me, Christ in you,
Christ in us, O wonderful story,
Christ in me, Christ in you,
Christ in us, the hope of glory.

2. Was there e’er story so moving,
Story of love and pain;
Was there e’er Bridegroom so loving,
Seeking our hearts to gain.

3. I am so glad I received Him,
Jesus my heart’s dear King;
I who so often have grieved Him,
All to His feet would bring.

4. How can I ever be lonely,
How can I ever fall;
What can I want, if only
Christ is my all in all?

5. Now in His bosom confiding,
This my glad song shall be;
I am in Christ abiding,
And Christ abides in me.