CLASPED SO TIGHT

Joseph Koh | +65
From this wasteland, lead me home.
www.selah.sg

Note to self:

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.

[2 Corinthians 4:8-12, ESV]

 

I look forward to the day where I shall need nothing. Till then, I press on and proclaim that you are all I need. 

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Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. (James 1:2-4 NLT)

I look forward to the day where I shall need nothing. Till then, I press on and proclaim that you are all I need.

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. (James 1:2-4 NLT)

I really hope to come to a place in my life one day and truly say:

Jesus Christ > Everything

Singapore | 2014

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Cycling on an glowing afternoon with the wind rustling through your hair — so full, so free.

God, I am so in awe of you as I see this tiny dream spring to life. There were so many times I questioned and almost gave up the fight, but still your grace carried me through. I firmly believe that you’re in this battle with us, and this online magazine has been called to be the “head” and not the “tail”. S E L A H is a testament to your goodness and faithfulness in my life. 

God, I am so in awe of you as I see this tiny dream spring to life. There were so many times I questioned and almost gave up the fight, but still your grace carried me through. I firmly believe that you’re in this battle with us, and this online magazine has been called to be the “head” and not the “tail”. S E L A H is a testament to your goodness and faithfulness in my life. 

There are nights where I want to get inked so badly; heady nights where you go sua — this is my life, my skin. Yet, almost immediately, I retreat into that droning conundrum of faith, modeling, filial piety and 面子 (or what my mom would refer to in Malay as muka). Then it hits you, like a car screeching to a halt, that maybe this life is not your own after all.

Singapore | 2014
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A seat for the weary auntie after lugging her groceries in four double-layered plastic bags; an arena for uncles to partake in a friendly game of chess; a sanctum for two lovebirds in their sweaty secondary school uniforms; a meeting point for two maids walking their shih tzus — like the sun that rises and sets, this granite storyboard has witnessed the bitter and sweet of life.

Singapore | 2014

[iPhone capture]

A seat for the weary auntie after lugging her groceries in four double-layered plastic bags; an arena for uncles to partake in a friendly game of chess; a sanctum for two lovebirds in their sweaty secondary school uniforms; a meeting point for two maids walking their shih tzus — like the sun that rises and sets, this granite storyboard has witnessed the bitter and sweet of life.