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Reverse Idea - Pastor Chang-beom Koh


When an Arab rich (rich) is about to die, he decides to divide his fortune in a ratio of 3:2 to his two sons, and he says he will decide who gets 3 and who gets 2 in a race across the desert on horseback. However, he said that if his horse arrives first, he will receive 2, and if his horse arrives late, he will receive 3. In other words, if the horse arrives first, the race is lost.
So the brothers tried to get each other's horse to arrive late, but as they tried to go late while looking at each other, there was no progress at all. However, when a passing sage told him what to do, the brothers did the exact opposite and made the horse run faster. How did the sage tell you?
The solution? switch horses If you arrive first, it is the 'horse' that loses, not the 'person'. The older brother can win by arriving the younger brother's horse first, and the younger brother by getting the older brother's horse to arrive first to win. I think we need wisdom to get out of the trap of problems.
As another example, Gangnam Style, the biggest hit of 2012, was actually made through a reverse idea. Because the composer slightly twisted his compositional style, the composer himself was also anxious, and as a result, he became a world-famous star beyond the mega-bak level.
There is a phrase that is often talked about on the Internet. Reading 'Suicide' backwards becomes 'Let's live', reading 'adversity' backwards becomes 'career', reading 'Relationship' backwards becomes 'lover', and reading 'My hardship' backwards becomes 'Everyone is strong'. . In addition, if you put a dot on Impossible, you can say I'm possible.
I believe that it is the mind that controls our thoughts. It is because I have experienced in my life that thoughts move when the mind is set. Life is riding a bicycle and constantly pedaling. I am still busy with pedaling. In that life, adversity is true. But now I know that adversity has turned into a career. I believe that my character, character, and abilities today are built upon this career. I look forward to the next story that this career will create.
When you hear “Reward,” there is a word that comes to mind. In the line that Bang-Won Lee (Jung-Jae Lee) gave in the movie “Contemplation”, “Am I the image to be king?” Song Kang-ho, who plays the role of a contemplative artist, still has an afterimage of his embarrassed expression in front of the question. Because that view is so important...
No matter what anyone says, I think the most important prize is the dining table. Without this, it seems impossible to live and an impossible life seems impossible... The only award I received when I was a child, especially at an elementary school (in the past: a national school), is the Achievement Award. Another thing I received was an award for doing well in the lab report in the natural subject with the help of my homeroom teacher in the 5th grade.
At the last Song Gu-Young-Shin worship service, each member of the church uploaded a prayer topic for 2022 with faith. What caught my eye while organizing the prayer topics was the wish that the children of the community to which they belonged would receive a prize at the end of the year. At the end of the year, I want to be recognized as an award as a fruit, and I want to glorify God with excellent results. I think it would be good to receive any awards except for idols.
But let's not forget what's really important. Our daily life, which we tend to take for granted, will be the most important to those who have life. Now, after experiencing the past two years of Corona, that conviction is even stronger. Before the corona virus, we recall how we were bored with the ordinary or had a sense of relative defeat in the high-speed civilization.
We come to realize how precious and precious the ordinary and daily life are to us living today. I miss the days when I met people in my daily life and had a friendly conversation over a table together. Of course, I also think positively that Corona may have played a role in giving us an opportunity to appreciate the value of everyday life.
I hope that the daily life in the previous ordinary day will be given as a reward soon.
So every morning I pray to the Lord. “Lord, please end this corona virus quickly. If your will is more lasting, give me spiritual eyes, ears, and wisdom to discern your message during this time.”
I have acrophobia. Even when walking on the transparent floor in the Sky Tower, it is a small heart that loses strength in the legs. After reaching the middle of the 100-year-old era, I experience a phobia at a cliff-like place in my life. There is a symptom that the strength of the legs is relieved just by looking down steeply from the top of the cliff. However, if you have a strong rope, you will feel scared and scared, but you will be able to descend by relying on the rope. In some cases, you might even fall into the water under a cliff, relying on a 50:50 chance of survival.
However, the rock walls you encounter in life are very different stories. It is not the fear we feel from looking down, but when we look down as we go up, I think that the fear we will have from above is weakening ourselves. There will be no rope to rely on, so you will have to install your own safety rope halfway through the climb. The rope will be your lifeline if you fall. Therefore, I think it will be fixed carefully and firmly.
In fact, I don't think most people, myself included, like cliffs or rocks. However, in our lives and in our religious lives, even when we see that even Jesus was threatened by being pushed to a precipice (Luke 4:29), it seems that we too have to face it.
I decided to take a new leap and in the new year of the 21st year, I was determined to face (encounter) and climb the rock wall that I had been bypassing or giving up all along. Because the cliff that seemed to fall on the journey of my past life trained me through hardships and adversity. At times, when I couldn't do anything because of a sense of helplessness, it seems that I had the training to endure and survive.
As of 2022, a year has passed, and still looking back on the past year, the confession and realization that life and faith life must have the power or energy that the Lord gives them has not changed. With the power the Lord gave, David defeated Goliath, and Moses and the Israelites were able to cross the Red Sea. What they had in common was that they faced the rock wall that appeared in front of them without running away or backing away. And it is clearly confirmed that God is the savior.