我要回家 (Wo yao hui jia – I want to go home)

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How do you feel if you haven’t coming home for years?

We all have never thought even a bit about leaving home, stayed so far away from the one we cared and care for us. But because of the condition that forces us to work out of the city, even out of the country, we can’t live in the ideal world that we thought we will live.

There’s also some who leave home because of the stage in his or her life. When they’re married, eventually they should (but not always) moving into new home to develop their families in a healthy state. But they still, from time to time, visiting their home town, to the place where they used to belong.

And there’s also some others, who leave home because of their choice.

Nobody can choose their families, nor their families can choose them. Everyone is born into their own respective families, and we believe it’s the work of the Greater Being that masterpieced this universe. Conflict will always arise on everyone’s family, and no family is perfect. Even a perfect family will still have conflict, in order to raise sons and daughters that have good values in life.

But not every young generation has a correct reaction to the love that their parents shown to them. They think their parents are cruel and didn’t want to understand. In the opposite sides, the parents, having exhausted at the workplace, the last thing they ever want to see is find a “prodigal child” when they coming home. The conflict is heightened to a new level because no one wants to understand other side of view.

One wise man said, “There’s nothing wrong with loving someone. What can become wrong is the way you love.”

That’s why, Jesus comes up with the parable of the prodigal son.

Throughout this life, we’re not only have a biological parents. We also have “parents” in other parts of our life. For example, we often thought that our best friend’s parents is also our act parents, just because they’re very kind toward other kids, and likes to gives kind advice.

Sometimes, we also think that our boss in the office is our act parent, because he trains us with patience. When we got troubles in job, he always knew what to do. It’s like whenever we go to him, problem is solved, gone.

And sometimes, we also think that our spiritual leader in the religion is our parents. It’s very clear that we often searching for spiritual guides within these leaders, and we accept that those spiritual leaders are our act parents.

But likewise our biological parents, no matter how perfect those act parents are, we can always involved in conflict with them. And the bad news is, every once in a time they made mistakes, we heightened the mistakes into a new level because we think that a leader should not do any mistakes. If we involved in a quarrel with those parents, we will also despise them because we think in our perfect imagination that a leader should handle with care, and must not said a harsh word. We disappointed with them, and we keep a grudging heart for years.

The fact is, they’re human. They’re still human. Whether our biological parents or act parents, they are still human. And they can make mistakes. Whether conflict created out of pure mistakes, or misunderstanding, they all have to be “settled out”, if we want to close those chapter of our life completely in order to embrace new future without obstacles.

A grudging heart, especially with out biological or act parents, is as destructive as a cancer, because it spreads out not only in our mind, but in other people’s mind too. And it inhibits our character growth. It makes our personality dwarfing. Whenever we meet obstacles, we will back out, or go forward but recklessly. It’s like an insatiable thirst, an inextinguishable fire, that burn down our body from the inside.

That’s why, let go of your anger, and release forgiveness, for that’s what release your own soul from your own slavery. When you didn’t release forgiveness, you only enslave nothing but your soul in the fiery cage of anger. Let go of those anger, and you’ll find peace and will be ready to embark new chapter of your life. Call your parents, say that you love them, and you forgive them. Also, ask for their forgiveness. Because you’ll never know when they’ll gone from this earth, and you’ll never meet them again. Don’t let those nightmare haunt you forever!


Hui Jia Event

Mawar Sharon Church is going to held an event called hui jia (coming home). Its tagline is “whether you’re coming home to stay, or to go again, a father’s heart is always want to bless.” This is an event that want to reconcile heart with the ex-member of the church that quitting the church not in a good way. Ex-member who quits because of conflict, misunderstanding, disappointed, anything that left behind an indelible aching mark in heart, is invited to this event. We will be happy if you’re coming to and stay again with us, but even if you’re going to go again, this time, go with our blessing, not with heartache. Go with peace, not a restless heart. So, come, and let we reconcile, and let us giving the Father’s blessing for your way.

Hui Jia
Date: August 19, 2011
Time: 18.30 till finish
Place: Mawar Sharon Church Main Hall


This is a song that Redo Daeng Badji created for this event:

Pulang

Kuingin kau hadir di sini
Bertemu denganKu lagi
Ku hanya ingin kau datang di pelukanKu
Terima berkatKu

Kuingin kau hadir di sini
Bertemu denganKu lagi
Ku hanya inign memandang wajahmu slalu
Memberkatimu

Dengarlah ini rinduKu
Inilah isi hatiKu

Ku rindu kau kembali pulang.
Belabuh di dalam pelukanKu.
Kau tau tanganKu slalu terbuka untukmu, memberkatimu.

Ku rindu ku kembali pulang.
Berlabuh di dalam pelukanMu.
Ku tau tanganMu slalu terbuka untukku,
pengampunan yang Kau beri,
bawaku kembali padaMu Bapa.

Back to Chorus

Soft translation in English:

Coming Home

How I miss you to be here today
To meet with you once more
I just wanted you to come into My arms
To receive My blessing

How I miss you to be here today
To meet with you once more
I just wanted to see your face always
And bless you

Listen to My heart
This is what I’m longing about:

I’m longing for you to coming home
Coming home in My tender hug
You know that My hands will always be opened for you, to bless you.

I’m longing to coming home
Coming home in Your tender hug
I know that Your hands will always be opened for me,
forgiveness that You gave,
bring me back to You Father.

Back to Chorus


Download Pulang (Acoustic).mp3 from Indowebster | MediaFire | 4shared.
Download Pulang.mp3 (live version) from Indowebster | Filesonic | 4shared.
Explore other songs from from Redo.
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One comment on “我要回家 (Wo yao hui jia – I want to go home)

  1. Have you ever heard the expression, “It takes a village to raise a child?” We all have our biological parents, but in our surroundings or the people that we interact with, they also offer some “parenting” to us. Sometimes better than our own natural father or mother.

    As for home, some have no home to return to.

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