China: Celebrating a New Year of God’s Blessing
Today there’ll be many celebrations across China as the country moves into the Chinese New Year. And 2019 is the year of the Pig.
According to Chinese culture, pigs are blessed with good fortune and are a symbol of financial blessing.
Chinese Christians are often not blessed with good fortune; but their blessings in Christ flow deeper than their finances.
But God’s doing what he always does – he’s growing his kingdom.
God’s bringing people to faith in Christ despite state-sponsored persecution.
And when people become Christians, something else normally happens – they want to tell people about Christ.
But numbers don’t lessen the suffering of many brothers and sisters in China.
We need to pray that God would use the persecuted Chinese church to bring more people to know him – both in China and across the world.
So this Chinese New Year, we can celebrate God’s work in China.
I can’t say whether the year of the Pig will bring fortune or financial blessing. But I do know that God brings more blessings in his Son than we ask for or can imagine (Ephesians 3:20).