The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy.Psalm 126:3.
This is my New Year wish, A Joyful New Year. I do not want it to be happy, for happy is only a fleeting moment, a temporal moment depending on circumstances and other people.
The word Joy comes from the Greek root word chara which means to be exceedingly glad. The bible says in James 1:2,"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds," Everyone of us, rich and poor, has trials in our lives. There are much sadness,bitterness,betrayal and anger in our encountered trials, but why God wants us to consider it all joy?
James 1:3-4 gives us a clue,"Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."This deep abiding joy comes when we persevere trials with God's help and our faith matures and is strengthened.
Joy is true contentment that comes from internal factor like our faith. So even in the midst of our lives of many ups and downs, joy is still present, giving you peace and contentment.
A Joyful New Year to One And All!
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. This seems like a rude thing to do in a restaurant. Almost everyone was doing this in this famous roast goose restaurant. I don't think it helps to disinfect the cutlery but we did it for some fun while waiting for the food.
Sham Tseng Chan Kee Roast Goose (深井陈记烧鹅)
One Dim Sum(一点心）
Mango and coconut roll
Hing Kee Claypot Rice (興記煲仔飯)
Chicken and Sausage claypot
|Scrambled Egg and Toast|
|Cold Egg White Pudding|
Kam Wah Cafe
|Flaky Egg Tart|
|Bo Lo Yau|
Tai Cheong Bakery
|Buttery Egg Tart|
Eating good food is Happiness. Eating with our loved ones is Joy. The joy of having eaten good food with our loved ones is cherished in our hearts forever.