Thursday, September 6, 2012

2 Little Mice

Good afternoon, treasured guests, family, and friends.
We are Martin’s sisters: Julie and Lovely.
Today, we want to tell the story of two mice,
Of how they met, which is rather nice.
Why mice you say? Because they were born in the year of the rat.
And “mice” doesn’t sound as bad.

Once upon 1984 in Medan, Indonesia,
a mouse called Martin was born.
As he explored his masculinity, he discovered a dream.
To be a heroic doctor with a heroic theme!
But several years down the road,
The childhood dream began to corrode.
Martin watched movies till his head was reeling.
Becoming a movie director is definitely more appealing!

Back in 1984, just a week apart, in Zhejiang, China,
Another mouse called Rika was born.
She was studious, and hardworking.
At her work, no one dares to scorn.
As a child, she dreamed to be the maker of clothes.
Years later, another dream arose.
She knew that to be an educator is her fate.
But reality sank in, and that dream has to wait.

One fateful day, Martin met Rika through a friend.
Their adventure began as their thoughts and dreams could blend.
It was almost love at first sight. More like love at first conversation.
And they would plan to meet with precious calculation.
And yet they pulled through together till they settled here.
Singapore, a green city with a cozy atmosphere.

There has been talk about them for being two opposite ends.
She studies very hard, and he earns PS3 trophies with geeky friends.
He speaks English, and she speaks Mandarin.
And yet today God has brought them together from within.
Not just them, but us, to celebrate their beautiful bond.
A bond on love, trust, and harmony. From now, till beyond.

To the World and its Highest Towers

When you are feeling like you’re down,
Your face is drooping to a frown,
Go look upon the Heaven’s skies,
And He’ll grant insight so you’ll rise.

Although we’re clay jars holding gold,
Our hearts hold light beyond our gauge.
Be not afraid, and tell the whole world of His pow’r.
Bring His salvation to the world and all its highest tow’rs.

Don’t only use our words to love,
But show the truth that we speak of.
Let’s share the grace of Him, the One,
Compassion of the sacrificial son.

Although we’re troubled, don’t fall into Satan’s snare.
Although we are confused, dwell not in your despair.
Although we’re hunted down, our Lord abandoned not.
Although we get knocked down, remember His reward.
The face of death we live in, but we have eternal life.

So go prepare your minds to act,
and set our hopes towards His grace.
Disciple all the nations far,
He’ll be with us until the end.