Listen to Their Heart Cries
Copyright 1996 by Lee Bee Teik
Listen To Their Heart Cries
162 pages, 11cm x 18cm
1996, ReconRe Sdn Bhd
This is a collection of Lee Bee Teik's conversations and experiences with others who have opened themselves up and diclosed the deep cries of their hearts to her. This book is meant to encourage those who have experienced similar pain and suffering, and to remind them that God does know and care.
The neglected ones who go through discouragement and frustration are not only those the author writes about; but all of us as well at some point in our lives. Heart Cries directs us to the One who longs to tell us that no one is too small to be heard and loved, and that everyone who comes to Him will never be turned away.
About the Author
Dr Lee Bee Teik, a graduate in Medicine from Monash University, Australia, is the Chaplain of ReconRe, a ministry founded on reconciliation. She is married to Rev Hwa Yung, Principal of Seminari Theologi Malaysia, and they have three children. Her other books include "Deepening Joy" (SU/FES) and "Building a Love House is Hard Work" (Malaysian CARE). She is a full-time homemaker with a home-based ministry of writing and pastoral counselling.
Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia / Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
Lee, Bee Teik
Listen to their heart cries & pray specifically / Lee Bee Teik
1. Christianity. 2. Prayer-Christianity. 3.Sacred Heart -- Devotion to. I. Title. 264.13
Cover Design & Layout : Esther Mui
Cover Photo: Teresa Wong
Printer: Printmate Sdn Bhd
Section III - Chapter 11 - Trapped By Unknown Voices
I hear voices & voices that are real to me. But nobody, not even the doctors who try their best to help me, believe that they are real. These voices come and go at any time they like. At times they tell me how good I am; at other times, they tell me how bad I am. They keep repeating themselves and crying out for my attention. Therefore, I can't eat, I can't sleep. All my energy seems to cater only to listening to them. I try my hardest to control myself when they tell me to do things that I know I shouldn't do. I am trying my very best but am losing my grip & yet, nobody believes me. They give me medicine, they lock me up, they observe me as if I were an animal. BUT I AM NOT! What I really fear is that one day I may not have the power left to resist these voices and end up hurting someone & including myself. O God, if there is a God, please help me!!!
Section III - Chapter 23 - Handcuffed In Chow Kit
The plight of illegal Indonesian traders in the Chow Kit area of Kuala Lumpur was recently highlighted in the press. City Hall officers were sent to clear the area of such traders as their business was affecting the local legal traders too much. Those officers were only performing their duty. It was also only a piece of news to me & till I passed by Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman in a mini-bus.
A small crowd had gathered by a section of the pavement. I turned my head to look for the object of curiosity. There, standing with eyes lowered and left wrist handcuffed to a City Hall officer, was a frightened Indonesian man. They were probably waiting for the City Hall van to take them away. His goods were neatly packed by his side. Suddenly, instead of viewing him as a criminal who had flouted the laws of this country (by entering illegally or trading without a licence), I felt deep compassion for him. Here was a man who, at least, was hardworking enough to do what he did in order to earn a living. I wondered what could have been in his mind: a hungry and eventually disappointed family waiting for his money? No money to pay the fines? What would jail be like? What else could I do except to push this scene to the back of my mind and carry on with my journey & Who would be his middleman before the judge? Who would plead his case or help pay the fine?
"For the Lord's sake accept the authority of every human institution, whether of the emperor as supreme, or of governors, as sent by Him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right & Fear God. Honour the emperor." 1 Peter 2:13-17
"You shall not oppress a resident alien; you know the heart of an alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt." Exodus 23:9
- For meditation and prayer: Proverbs 19:17; Romans 13:1-7.