September 16, 2019
同路人語 590 希望Hope
The ‘No China Extradition’ movement in Hong Kong has been attracting global attention these days. Millions turned up peacefully on street to express their lack of security, freedom and protection under the proposed bill given the government failed to ease their concern. Many youngsters feel desperate about their future and some took drastic action, resulting in a divided society as public order lost control. It was a pity that over the past weeks three young people surrendered their lives as they felt hopeless about the situation. Although the legislation has been put on hold after the rallies, top government officials’ persistent reluctance in showing sincere regret and rectification could not contain public pressure. The storming of the LegCo by a few hundreds on 1st July revealed a very gloomy future of Hong Kong.
But I still have hope in the world. In six hours, 30,000 people in Hong Kong raised a total of HK$6.7 million for producing over 20 publications and propaganda materials in nine countries over the Osaka G20 Summit period to tell the world their stories of fighting for freedom and democracy. Even with China statement that no Hong Kong issue should be covered by the Summit, Japan PM Shinzo still expressed his concern. In Australia some HongKongers dived into deep Great Barrier Reef water to lodge their protest proclamation. Many world leaders showed their appreciation of the Hong Kong’s peaceful and rational way of mass protest for the causes of freedom and democracy.
Many are not that optimistic about China’s granting of more freedom and democracy to Hong Kong. China is at a time of catching up with US as world political and economical leader, and with internal tension building up in political rivalry and economical growth, control of Hong Kong policy will be dealt with seriously so Hong Kong destiny has been set. Another round of immigration will come.
But I still believe God is in full control of human history and He will intervene to save us. This hope is grounded on our knowledge and encounter with our Creator. We hope you all can find this hope with our God amid hopeless circumstances of different kinds.