I attended an appeal "court" session last 2 days. A case between my church and MPPP (Penang local council), my church applied to convert our existing single storey semi-D building into a double storey building to meet the needs of our growing church. Mind you the case had been buried and delayed 4 times over a period of more than 10 years. This really communicate our local council efficiency eh..
A few of us went there to support our last appeal (do or die kind of situation), so here we were in the "court" with about 20 so call officials and 20 of us (the supporters). We listened to our representative's argument and the council's lawyers' debate and vice versa....
After nearly 4 hours battling, God allowed His will to be done, eventhough the chairman (decision maker) is a Muslim and this kind of issue is quite sensitive, God use him to do justice for us, for the very first time I can see an efficient, unbiased, objective civil servant at work through the hands of God. Our application has faced opposition mainly from one of the political party in the area and now after 10 years of battling, finally God's will is done.
It's indeed great to see God at work, even if it takes 10 years, 20 or more. He is faithful and those who trust and wait upon Him will soar like eagles.... God is good all the time!
As I drove passed our existing building that evening, I can imagine our new building standing glorious not because of its physical attribute but God standing tall in the community of BB.