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寫程式的人或多或少都有一種經驗,程式寫着寫着就到了一個死胡同或是瓶頸,那麼總是得歸回在寫程式之前原本的軟體架構設計來檢視是否符合原本的設計原則跟起初的目的,也就是所謂的 return to the source 這個動作,當我們把人生的規劃比喻成是一支程式的規劃設計及撰寫時,是否也會常常歸回到最起初的起源、設計概念或是創造目的,體察一下我們原本受造或被設計的原則跟起初的目的呢?

1 來吧,我們歸向耶和華!他撕裂我們,也必醫治;他打傷我們,也必纏裹。 2 過兩天他必使我們甦醒,第三天他必使我們興起,我們就在他面前得以存活。 3 我們務要認識耶和華,竭力追求認識他。他出現確如晨光,他必臨到我們像甘雨,像滋潤田地的春雨。【何西阿書 6:1~3】

1Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. 3Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. – “Hosea 6:1-3”

這段經文字面上雖然從上下文是講以色列十二支派的猶大跟以法蓮支派,但從「撕裂」、「打傷」、「纏裹」以及第一天、第二天到第三天,您是否覺得這場景似曾相識?最後又講到「晨光」、「甘雨」,是的,像極了耶穌所遇到的情境跟對於耶穌的形容,是吧?以下這段經文就更明顯了:

4 他誠然擔當我們的憂患,背負我們的痛苦,我們卻以為他受責罰,被神擊打苦待了。 5 哪知他為我們的過犯受害,為我們的罪孽壓傷。因他受的刑罰我們得平安,因他受的鞭傷我們得醫治。 6 我們都如羊走迷,各人偏行己路,耶和華使我們眾人的罪孽都歸在他身上。 7 他被欺壓,在受苦的時候卻不開口。 他像羊羔被牽到宰殺之地,又像羊在剪毛的人手下無聲,他也是這樣不開口。 8 因受欺壓和審判,他被奪去,至於他同世的人,誰想他受鞭打,從活人之地被剪除,是因我百姓的罪過呢? 9 他雖然未行強暴,口中也沒有詭詐,人還使他與惡人同埋,誰知死的時候與財主同葬。 10 耶和華卻定意將他壓傷,使他受痛苦。耶和華以他為贖罪祭,他必看見後裔,並且延長年日,耶和華所喜悅的事必在他手中亨通。【以賽亞書 53:4~10】

4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 10Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. – “Isaiah 53:4-10”

如果我們談真正的落葉歸根,人到了終了要歸回何處?使徒保羅怎麼說?以下所述的「他」,就是上帝的獨生愛子,耶穌基督。

因為萬有都是本於他,倚靠他,歸於他。願榮耀歸給他,直到永遠!阿們。【羅馬書 11:36】

For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. -“Romans 11:36”


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一月 13, 2017