張志強長老    Elder Alan Cheung

張志強長老    Elder Alan Cheung

我謹代表耶穌基督後期聖徒教會香港地區傳播議會,歡迎你參與這次的線上福音藝術展。這次展覽是紀念耶穌基督福音復興二百周年的其中一項活動。首先,我要對組委會,特別是領導這項偉大事工的姜志名弟兄,表達我最深切的謝意。同時,我也感謝所有參展的藝術家鼓舞人心的藝術作品,他們藉著不同的藝術媒介表達對耶穌基督堅定不移的愛,以及對其福音的信心。

今年展覽的主題為「動盪中的穩定」。2020年充滿著前所未有的危機和挑戰,許多人都受到不同方面的影響。儘管生活在動盪的時代,我們經常被提醒,可以透過我們的救主找到穩定與平安。在摩爾門經中,一位先知提醒他的兒子們以耶穌基督為根基的重要性:

「我兒,記住啊!記住!你們要在神的兒子基督,我們救贖主這塊磐石上建立根基,這樣,當魔鬼颳起他的強風,是的,在旋風中射出他的箭,是的,當他所有的冰雹和強烈風暴打在你們身上時,都沒有力量控制你們,將你們拉進那悲慘與無盡災禍的深淵中,因為你們建立於其上的磐石是穩固的根基,只要人建立在這根基上,就不會倒塌。」(希拉曼書5:12)

的確,如果我們建立對祂的信心,即使在最黑暗的時刻,祂也應許要保護我們,給我們平安。正如耶穌基督所說:

「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)

我期望大家能欣賞我們這些才華洋溢的後期聖徒藝術家所創作的驚人藝術作品,並從中獲得啟發。願我們在觀賞並反思這些藝術作品時,能繼續建立對救主耶穌基督的信心。

Preface

On behalf of the Hong Kong Regional Communication Council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I would like to welcome you to this online Gospel Art Exhibition.  This exhibition is one of the commemorative activities for the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  First of all, may I express my deepest gratitude to the organizing committee, especially Brother Jimmy Keung who has led this great effort.  I also thank all the contributing artists for their truly inspiring artwork through which they express, with different artistic media, their unwavering love for Jesus Christ and faith in His gospel.

The theme for this year’s exhibition is “Stability Amid Turmoil.”  2020 has been a year full of unprecedented crises and challenges. Many have been affected in different ways. Though we live in tumultuous times, we have often been reminded that we can find stability and peace through our Savior.  In the Book of Mormon, one of the prophets reminded his sons of the importance of building their foundation on Jesus Christ:

And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.” (Helaman 5:12)

 Indeed, if we build our trust in Him, He has promised to protect us and send us peace even in our darkest hours.  As Jesus Christ said,

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)

 I hope you will enjoy and be inspired by the amazing artwork you are about to see by our talented Latter-day Saint artists.  As we view and reflect on these works of art, may we continue to build our faith in our Savior Jesus Christ.