Mar 30, 2011

Job 5:17-27

Everybody need their own way of comfort when they sad or feel burden. Some will do it with having so much fun with their friends, some will cry to take out what's heavy inside. But some people will looking comfort by praying, reading verses, and try to apply it.
I would like to share a section from the Holy Bible (since I am a proud Christian) which makes me feel safe and feel the comfort from our Mighty Creator. It was His ultimate promises for Job (Ayub in Indonesian version), and I believe it's His ultimate promises for everyone of us too. It's taken from Job 5:17-27, and if you read the section very carefully, all He want from us is only one single but important thing: do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. And you certainly going to receive the rest of the verses. May you feel blessed too, just like I do :)
"Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. For He wounds, but He also binds up, He injures, but His hands also heal. From six calamities He will rescue you; in seven no harm will befall you. In famine He will ransom you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword. You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes. You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the beasts of the earth. For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you. You will know that your tent is secure, you wll take stock of your property and find nothing is missing. You will know that your children will be many, and you descendants like the grass of the earth. You will come to the grave in full vigor, like sheaves gathered in season. We have examined this, and it is true. So hear it and apply it to yourself"

Mar 10, 2011

Dream Wedding

When it comes to wedding, I always think about the basic..the essence of wedding itself. In country and especially for Chinese people in Surabaya, it's very common to have a big celebration of love. It means there are hundred or even thousand of invitations, decoration that cost as expensive as the hall, lots of entertainment, and else. They hold a big wedding party and most of the times, the bride and the groom don't know all their guests. Mostly they only know some, and the rest are their parent's guests. And the biggest pain when you hold a wedding like is become an object of interest. The groom and especially the bride is going to be very exhausted since she has to wake up around 3 in the morning to do the make up and hair do, then they have to do the Chinese ceremony with the tea and cinciu (you know, give drink to the elders to show respects and blessings) and else, then go the church, then the photo shoots, the cinciu again, then the party. I don't know with them, but I certainly not going to enjoy it.

And I don't know why, I don't like that kind of wedding celebration. For me, a wedding celebration doesn't have to be extravagant. Sometimes, less are more. The essence of the wedding actually is the celebration of love, which actually can be celebrated in a very simple but sacred way. It's the promise you made at the altar is the most important thing above all.

Me myself, I love to have a simple but sacred wedding. I don't need thousand of people in my wedding, I just need those people I love and care and that include the families and close friends. I also don't need lots of entertainment, celebrating my wedding with my loved ones is the pleasure I love to have. All I say is, sharing one of your biggest day with few people you love is the biggest happiness you can experienced.

Well that's my dream but of course in a wedding we don't consider our own opinion and desire, but our couple too. But I still wish one day, I will experience my simple but gorgeous wedding.

It's going to be the most wonderful time in my life :)

FYI, these are e list of alternative love songs you can play on your wedding celebration ( I have checked the the lyrics and they are really fit for wedding):

  1. Your Love - Jim Brickman & Michelle Wright
  2. Be My Only - FM Radio
  3. It's Not a Dream - Sharon Corr
  4. They Bring Me To You - Joshua Radin