Portraits of Grace: Liu (2 of 2)

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King’s Cross Church. As “kingdom minded, kingdom people,” we recognize God’s work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Photo by Lucy Song

Against all odds, God brought me back to Flushing. I felt as if God was pulling me to some forsaken land. It took me a couple of years to understand why I had to come back. I needed to reconcile the anger and hostility I had for my father. Even though I became a Christian in college and knew the Bible said to honor my parents, I couldn’t do it. Jesus died so I can reconcile my relationship with God. All the years of suffering, Christ has sustained me. Without Jesus, I am nothing. Knowing that, I had to let go of the past and forgive. I realized I had to make the first move. I had to sacrifice my pride, my stubbornness, my high and lofty thinking that I’m better then him. The reality is, no, I’m not. We are all human, we all make mistakes and we all sin.

Living with my father is a continuous daily struggle, but I hope that one day I can share the gospel with him. Even though I can easily move out right now, I have chose to stay the course God has mapped. Christ brought me back to Flushing not only to reconcile with my father but to serve God in ways I’ve never done before. It has stretched me beyond my limits, it has softened this hard soul, it has shown me how fragile we are, and how we all need a lot of love and hope no matter our past, present or future. Because in the end, nothing matters, my assurance is with Christ. I can forgive and love because He first forgave and loved me. That grace is immeasurable. (2/2)