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【福音與中華】藏族福音事工的先驅--克省悟(4)

 

神叫孤獨的有家:克省悟與婕西護士成婚

譯文:小保羅

現在讓我們回過頭來,追蹤在保安服侍的那名宣教護士。她在蘇格蘭阿伯丁出生、長大,還有一個好聽的蘇格蘭名字——婕西•考爾德•麥克佩斯(Jessie Calder MacBeth)。雖然阿伯丁距克省悟的故鄉塔里夫只有 16 英里,但兩家人並不認識,她與克省悟第一次見面是在遙遠的西藏。

婕西姊妹幼年喪母,第一次婚姻中丈夫婚後半年即撒手人寰。看似身世悲慘,前途黯淡,但她仍然不自憐、不抱怨,反而懷著一顆火熱的心,關注神國的需要。在丈夫去世以後,婕西接受了早先移民到美國的姐姐的邀請,希望到那裡開始一段新的生活。她在 19 世紀 90 年代初抵達美國,開始在印第安納波利斯的「希望之門」救助中心工作。這個救助中心的主要工作是照顧那些未婚先孕的年輕母親,並向她們傳福音。婕西之前在蘇格蘭接受過基本的護理訓練。她在救助中心工作期間進一步接受了助產士培訓,積累了許多實踐經驗。

1896 年,宣道會中國區的總負責人李佐之牧師到印第安納波利斯傳講宣教異象。在那期間,他發出非常催逼人的呼籲,請求弟兄姊妹們加入已在中國開展的宣教工作,特別是西藏邊境的工作。婕西被李佐之牧師的呼召打動了。兩個月後,她就進入紐約的宣教學院學習,預備去中國工作。

1898 年年初,她獲准去中國宣教。4 月 13 日,抵達上海。經過在安徽蕪湖近半年的語言訓練後,婕西護士於 1899 年年初抵達洮州。

她和克省悟的初次相逢令人難忘,但那並非傳統意義上的浪漫邂逅。為了以藏地特有的待客之道歡迎這位新同事,克省悟協助洮州宣教站的中國僕人宰了一隻羊,身上濺滿了血點子。結果,滿身鮮血的克省悟被忽然出現的麥克佩斯護士撞個正著。這位見慣外科手術的護士並未因此感到不適,但克省悟卻著實尷尬透了。

 

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抵達甘肅後的婕西護士

 

但是,克省悟很好地控制了內心的慌亂,並對這個新來的蘇格蘭援兵產生了極大的興趣。如果我們看過她當時的照片,就會覺得克省悟的反應合情合理。照片顯出她是一個非常迷人、機敏的年輕女子,眼神清澈而堅定,嘴唇靈巧,仿佛一張嘴就可以說出活潑有益的話來。

後來年輕的委辦長騎馬去保安,負責接這位護士到洮州。他匆忙地趕往那個藏區宣教站可能不僅僅是為喝一杯茶。這次他能否為7年前放入宣教奉獻的那枚鑽戒找到女主人?我們不得而知。但我們確實知道,克省悟第一次回美國休假時,很確定這位女士深情地企盼他早日返回。

克省悟休假那年,中國爆發了義和團運動。1900 年,慈禧太后下詔:對中國境內的外國人格殺勿論,還要徹底鏟除所有的宣教站。幸運的是,甘肅-西藏邊區的幾名宣教士已在 1899 年秋動身前往美國休假。婕西•麥克佩斯和其他留在甘肅的宣教同工聽到山西的宣教士和中國信徒遭到屠殺等駭人聽聞的消息,反覆權衡之下,他們騎馬南下,穿越崎嶇的山路,進入四川境內的長江水域,再航行至上海。

與此同時,在美國休假的克省悟也積極參與宣教士宣講團的服侍。他身著中國服裝,鮮活、生動地描述了心中摯愛的藏區宣教事業開始和發展的過程。完成宣講工作後,他發現中國的局勢依然不甚穩定,於是就接受了美國印第安納州安德森教會的牧職。

 

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上海聖公會大教堂(攝於2012年)


義和團運動終於結束,由此帶來的動亂也漸漸平息了,但克省悟和婕西卻依然飽受分離之苦。因有大洋阻隔,兩人書信往來動輒延誤幾個月之久。但苦盡甘來,1901 年 6 月 17 日,這對久別的年輕戀人終於在上海完婚。作為英國公民,兩人在氣派的上海聖公會大教堂舉辦婚禮,還在大主教面前交換了結婚誓言。

 

喜樂 Joy

喜樂的心乃是良藥;憂傷的靈使骨枯乾。箴言 17:22
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

然而,我要因耶和華歡欣,因救我的 神喜樂。哈巴谷書 3:18
yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:18

要常常喜樂,不住的禱告,凡事謝恩。帖撒羅尼迦前書 5:16-17
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17

饒恕 Forgiveness

主啊,你本為良善,樂意饒恕人,有豐盛的慈愛賜給凡求告你的人。詩篇 86:5
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:5

你不要說:“我要以惡報惡”;要等候耶和華,他必拯救你。箴言 20:22
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you. Proverbs 6:14

你們饒恕人的過犯,你們的天父也必饒恕你們的過犯;馬太福音 6:14
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14

你們不饒恕人的過犯,你們的天父也必不饒恕你們的過犯。馬太福音 6:15
But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:15

你們各人若不從心裡饒恕你的弟兄,我天父也要這樣待你們了。馬太福音 18:35
This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart. Matthew 18:35

謙卑 Humility

敬畏耶和華是智慧的訓誨;尊榮以前,必有謙卑。箴言 15:33
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor. Proverbs 15:33

敬畏耶和華心存謙卑,就得富有、尊榮、生命為賞賜。箴言 22:4
Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4

凡事不可結黨,不可貪圖虛浮的榮耀;只要存心謙卑,各人看別人比自己強。腓立比書 2:3
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3

但他賜更多的恩典,所以經上說:神阻擋驕傲的人,賜恩給謙卑的人。雅各書 4:6
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6

驕傲 Pride

驕傲來,羞恥也來;謙遜人卻有智慧。箴言 11:2
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2

驕傲只啟爭競;聽勸言的,卻有智慧。箴言 13:10
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Proverbs 13:10

驕傲在敗壞以先;狂心在跌倒之前。箴言 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18

但他賜更多的恩典,所以經上說:神阻擋驕傲的人,賜恩給謙卑的人。雅各書 4:6
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6

忍耐 Patience

愚妄人怒氣全發;智慧人忍氣含怒。箴言 29:11
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 29:11

並且你們要為我的名,被眾人恨惡,惟有忍耐到底的,必然得救。馬可福音 13:13
Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Mark 13:13

不但如此,就是在患難中也是歡歡喜喜的。因為知道患難生忍耐。羅馬書 5:3
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance. Romans 5:3

我們行善,不可喪志;若不灰心,到了時候就要收成加拉太書 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

你們也當忍耐,堅固你們的心,因為主來的日子近了。雅各書 5:8
You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. James 5:8

溫柔 Meekness

回答柔和,使怒消退;言語暴戾,觸動怒氣。箴言 15:1
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

溫柔的人有福了,因為他們必承受地土。馬太福音 5:5
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

用溫柔勸戒那抵擋的人;或者 神給他們悔改的心,可以明白真道。提摩太後書 2:25
Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 2:25

只要以裡面存著長久溫柔、安靜的心為妝飾;這在 神面前是極寶貴的。彼得前書 3:4
Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Peter 3:4

嫉妒 Envy

不要為作惡的心懷不平,也不要向那行不義的生出嫉妒。詩篇 37:1
Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong. Psalm 37:1

心中安靜是肉體的生命;嫉妒是骨中的朽爛。箴言 14:30
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30

在何處有嫉妒、紛爭,就在何處有擾亂和各樣的壞事。雅各書 3:16
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. James 3:16

生氣 Anger

當止住怒氣,離棄忿怒;不要心懷不平,以致作惡。詩篇 37:8
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. Psalm 37:8

好生氣的人,不可與他結交;暴怒的人,不可與他來往。箴言 22:24
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered. Proverbs 22:24

愚妄人怒氣全發;智慧人忍氣含怒。箴言 29:11
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 29:11

生氣卻不要犯罪.不可含怒到日落。以弗所書 4:26
In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. Ephesians 4:26

我親愛的弟兄們,這是你們所知道的,但你們各人要快快的聽,慢慢的說,慢慢的動怒,因為人的怒氣並不成就 神的義。雅各書 1:19,20
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. James 1:19,20

災難 Calamity

謹守口與舌的、就保守自己免受災難。箴言 21:23
Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity. Proverbs 21:23

民要攻打民、國要攻打國、多處必有地震、饑荒.這都是災難的起頭。馬可福音 13:8
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains. Mark 13:8

憂愁 Worry

你們不要憂愁、因靠耶和華而得的喜樂是你們的力量。尼希米記 8:10
Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

主雖使人憂愁, 還要照他諸般的慈愛發憐憫。耶利米哀歌 3:32
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. Lamentations 3:32

凡勞苦擔重擔的人,可以到我這裡來,我就使你們得安息。馬太福音 11:28
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

我留下平安給你們、我將我的平安賜給你們.我所賜的、不像世人所賜的.你們心裏不要憂愁、也不要膽怯。約翰福音 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

應當一無掛慮,只要凡事藉著禱告、祈求和感謝,將你們所要的告訴神。神所賜出人意外的平安,必在基督耶穌裡,保守你們的心懷意念。腓立比書 4:6,7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6,7

因此, 你們是大有喜樂, 但如今, 在百般的試煉中暫時憂愁。彼得前書 1:6
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 1 Peter 1:6

患難 Trouble, Suffering

義人多有苦難,但耶和華救他脫離這一切。詩篇 34:19
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all. Psalm 34:19

神是我們的避難所,是我們的力量,是我們在患難中隨時的幫助!詩篇 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

耶和華本為善,在患難的日子為人的保障,並且認得那些投靠他的人。那鴻書 1:7
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7

為義受逼迫的人有福了,因為天國是他們的。馬太福音 5:10
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10

不但如此,就是在患難中,也是歡歡喜喜的。因為知道患難生忍耐。羅馬書 5:3
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; Romans 5:3

我想現在的苦楚,若比將來要顯於我們的榮耀,就不足介意了。羅馬書 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

因為你們蒙恩,不但得以信服基督,並要為他受苦。腓立比書 1:29
For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him. Philippians 1:29

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