The name Leonardo Da Vinci has been around for ages – yet the name never generated so much interest among the masses in modern times…until a movie associated with that name was shown in our cinemas many years ago.  This movie, called “The Da Vinci Code” was based on a book written by a novelist who subtly mixed fiction with truth.  If you know your history, Leonardo Da Vinci was the one behind the famous paintings called “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper”.



“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain”. (PHILIPPIANS 1:21)


If my wife were to be alive, she would have turned 54 today. During the last days of her life, we talked about her life verse, Philippians 1:21.


“Do you think God is happy with my life?” she asked me in her frail voice.


“Definitely!”  I assured her...



When I was growing up, it was common to hear people greet one another by asking “Jiak Ba Buay?”  (Have you eaten?)  Back then times were tough, I was told, and that’s why people asked whether you had eaten even though you obviously still had the Char Kuay Tiao that you ta pao from the hawker centre in your hand.  While the obsession with food has not declined over time, the use of the phrase “Jiak Ba Buay?” is slowly disappearing from the scene.



It was the day after Sabbath, John’s Gospel tells us. It was still dark when Mary Magdalene came to the tomb with spices to anoint Jesus. We were not told if her devotion to Jesus had kept her awake the whole night. But we were told of her grief when she could not find Jesus. Mary wept. Deeply grieved at heart, she did not know what to do except to stand outside the empty tomb crying.

By Nancy Lim


As we enter into the Holy Week, it is a timely to remember Jesus’s suffering and the sacrifice which He made in order that those who believe in Him, may receive salvation from His finished work on the cross. 

Jesus is the Son of God. Yet Hebrews 5:8-9 (NIV) tells us “Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.” 



For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,    which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. – EPHESIANS 2:10

Every Sunday, when the onsite service comes to an end, the worship leader would gently announce: “We seek your cooperation to leave the church premises immediately.”

We have no time to say hello to each other, to exchange peace, or to share our lives. We can only smile and wave with our masked faces from a distance. We have encouraged brothers and sisters to meet at the hawker centre to catch up physically, but we know that not many responded – partly because the hawker centre is so crowded on Sundays. We are so near yet so far. I don’t think this is the outcome God would have desired for us in this pandemic.