“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear” Hebrews 12:28
Right after the unprecedented shaking of Mount Kinabalu as a result of an earthquake of 5.9 on the Richter scale, a group of about 34 mountain guides and porters, who were still somewhere near the peak, sprang to an heroic action by choosing to risk their lives in order to ensure their clients were brought down safely. On that same day, they were joined by their colleagues numbering 40+, in an equally heroic act by risking their lives to go up to an unstable mountain to bring the survivors of the quake down to safety. They were men who have families and loved ones, yet unshaken by the impending danger, as a result 3 of them lost their own lives, but more than a hundred were saved.
God is shaking the world – in the physical as well as spiritual, as He has said so. In the midst of this shaking, we are reminded that we receiving a Kingdom which cannot be shaken. What do all these mean to us? It means our lives must not be determined or swayed by these shakings. We must hold on to our course, as citizens of the Kingdom of God. The shaking which we observe, foresee and experience, must not change the way we live as Christians.
We need to decide and determine how we should live as disciples of Jesus before the shakings reach us. We must be clear on our priorities. We are called to preach the Kingdom of God – in words and deeds of kindness, to heal the sick with compassion, and to drive out demons by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are called to be blessed and to be a blessing to the world around. Just as these 80+ courageous, single-minded, determined and undeterred Unshaken Heroes of Mount Kinabalu, we must also be Unshaken, Undetered, Single –Minded and Faithful disciples of Jesus. In the midst of the shakings, we will continue to follow Jesus, serve Him and do His works.