Bixia Huang
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Against all Odds...Linsanity。 林来疯/ 豪小子

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Creating News all over the world in a very short time, Jeremy Lin Shu Hao is indeed a phenomenon. He was much watched over the media and  Internet, even converting a couch potato like me to be a short-term "fan".

As I watched , I recalled "Chariots Of Fire" and Eric Liddell , whose goal was to be a missionary. He took part in the1924  Olympics, and declined to run his race on a Sunday, it was for him, the day to honor God, and keep the pattern of rest on the 7th day. In the movie, what is vivid in my mind is something he said, " God made me fast, and I can feel His pleasure when I run." Wow. Liddell did become a missionary and died in China in 1945.

And now we have this tsunami generator, the second Asian to make it to the prestigious NBA, Jeremy Lin aka Linsanity,  after much demeaning and looking down which he had tolerated. His ethnicity and superb performance caused great waves in China and Taiwan and all over the world. This young man also has a goal, besides scoring in baskeball, to serve the God in whom he believes. So the similarity is uncanny between him and Eric Liddell.

In a report I read, " Lin's Favorite Bible Verse is Romans 5:3-5, Source of Strength is in God." In those times when he could not play his beloved game, as he waited, he prayed and maintained his balance and perseverence from God.

Romans 5:3-5

3 Not only so, but we [ a] also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

 神赐他力量,让他有耐心度过困难的时期。 林书豪 喜爱的聖经词:

羅 馬 書 5:3-5

  3 不 但 如 此 , 就 是 在 患 難 中 也 是 歡 歡 喜 喜 的 ; 因 為 知 道 患 難 生 忍 耐 ,   4 忍 耐 生 老 練 , 老 練 生 盼 望 ;   5 盼 望 不 至 於 羞 恥 , 因 為 所 賜 給 我 們 的 聖 靈 將 神 的 愛 澆 灌 在 我 們 心 .

May he achieve his goal !    

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Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 所 以 , 你 們 若 真 與 基 督

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