Thursday, January 24, 2008

Soo Aun’s Plea

Dear friend,

I may have known you since school days or only just met you recently but I consider you a friend and that’s why you are receiving this plea. No, I am not into direct sales or MLM or any get-rich-quick scheme. There are just a few thoughts that I would like to share with you.

I’m sure at some point or other you would have wondered what you are doing with your life. We used to be young and had our whole lives ahead of us. Now when we meet, we talk about children and how quickly time flies and realize that we are still young but that life is passing fast. It’s always great to reminisce school days and laugh at things we did. But we also now look back and consider decisions we made in our lives and how things are working out. Some mistakes, some wise moves, sometimes thinking what would have happened if we took a different route.

Ok, so I’m getting old and long winded. So let me get to the point. We spend many hours each day working to earn money to sustain our lifestyle. We acquire a house and a car and more. We save some and spend some and invest some. We try and plan wisely for our future and our children’s future. We make sure we have savings for when we retire one day. My point is that we spend so much time and energy working towards something that will not last forever. How long can we live? 90? 100? That is a very short time if we consider history and we realize that we are here for only a brief moment. Which brings me to the point of this letter, my plea...

If you have put some thought into life, you would realize that things that are meaningful and priceless are relationships. Our family, our friends, people whom we cherish. Sadly, how often we hurt those we love the most. But I urge you to take some time to consider your relationship with someone special. Someone of outmost importance. The person who created you. “Ok,” you say, “now I know Soo Aun is a confirmed nutcase.” But hear me out before you trash this letter. You may call me a preacher or a fanatic or anything you want, but it is only because I treasure you as a friend that I am willing to risk that to bring your attention to this matter. Because it is very important.

My plea is that you take some time to search and discover for yourself, the truth of what it all means. I challenge you to invest a little time in things that will last for eternity1, because when we die, we will not just disappear into nothingness. Although our bodies may rot, our spirit will live on. That is the difference between humans and animals. And that is also why we have an inborn desire to know and to worship God. We do not see animals praying to a tree or a bigger animal. But humans do. And I implore you to not worship other creation but to discover a relationship with the creator of all things.

I believe that Jesus is God, and he created the universe. But because man disobeyed God, he sinned and is now destined to hell2. However, because God loves man, Jesus came to this earth as a human in order to die in our place, because he is sinless3. And because he is God, he rose from the dead. But most importantly, his finished work means that if anyone believes in him and receives him as their Lord and Savior, they have a living relationship with God and will not go to hell but have eternal life with Him3. I believe that the Bible is the Word of God and it reveals to us the person of Jesus and all that we need to know about Him.

I sincerely hope that you will consider these things that I have said. And take time to discover the truth about yourself and God. For it is most important. And although the next time we meet, you may look at me funny, it is still the same me lah…

Your friend,


  1. “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21

  1. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” Matthew 6:23

  1. “But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Matthew 5:8

  1. “…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9


Guna said...

posted your post here as well

hope you don't mind

sooaun said...

of course i dont... ;)