This trip, I had dinner with four high school students who live in a Christian student dormitory in Siem Reap city. As I interacted with these young Christians, I found them to be hungry for God’s word. They are eager to learn more about God. They are trying their best to live out the Christian faith and serve God faithfully in a country that is known to be Buddhist.
During dinner, I asked them this question – Who is your favourite Bible character?
I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of their answers.
Answer 1: Ruth – she was loyal to her husband’s family even though he had passed away. She loved her mother-in-law and followed her.
Answer 2: Abraham – he had great faith in God. He demonstrated this faith with the sacrifice of his only son.
Answer 3: Moses – he was a great leader who led the Israelites out of Egypt.
Answer 4: I don’t know who my favourite Bible character is. There are too many to remember!
I had expected this last answer from all four of them actually! And to be honest, I think many Singaporean youths might also have given this answer too, should they be asked.
For me, one of my favourite Bible characters is King David. Why? Like all of us, King David was imperfect and sinned multiple times. Yet, each time he sinned, King David repented and came before the Lord. This knowledge gives me encouragement that I don’t need to be perfect, but I need to ask God for forgiveness and repent each time I sin. God himself said that King David was a man after his own heart.
So, who is your favourite Bible character and why? 😊