Taiwanese singer Liang Wen Yin shares with City News her journey of rediscovering the goodness of God.
Contributed By Dawn Seow
City Harvest’s Chinese Church welcomed a special guest at its weekend services on July 9 and 10. Taiwanese singer Liang Wen Yin sang and shared her testimony, which moved many who were at Suntec Singapore.
The first runner-up in the 2008 Taiwanese singing competition television program, One Million Stars, was in town to promote her third album, Soulmate. “As artists, our work requires us to travel very often. Our pastors at New Life Church always remind us to attend service whenever we can.”
But being in church has not always been Liang’s way of life. She faced many giants in her life before coming back to the love of God, just one year ago.
From the time missionaries reached the aboriginal population in Taiwan, Liang’s family had been Christians. But being born into a Christian family does not make one a Christian, and Liang, with no strong foundation in her relationship with God, was greatly shaken in her faith with the sudden passing of her parents.
“I was waiting for an answer but I couldn’t seem to find one. I asked myself why Papa and Mama still passed away even though I had been going to church since young.” Looking back now, Liang realized that she found God again through her service to Him.
“The orphanage I was placed in formed a choir to sing in different places, and we would share our testimonies to spread the gospel. Many people felt very touched after hearing how God changed lives. They found us brave to be able to go through so much at a tender age and still be able to stand in front of people to share our testimony.”
In the process of sharing her testimonies, Liang started to recognize the goodness of God in her own life. “I realized that in the past, my problems had overshadowed God’s truth and blessings. I only wanted to satisfy my own emptiness. As time passed, my heart was healed from pain, and I became more open to God’s touch.”
When her career started to flourish, Liang was invited to share in different churches on various occasions; but because she did not have an anchor church, Liang found that she was giving too much of herself without receiving from God.
“Many of my Christian friends were concerned and they brought me to New Life Church about a year ago. The church has a very complete system of pastoring and developing the lives of celebrities.” Liang’s life experiences had shaped her to be a servant of God.
“Sometimes we feel very down and we have no idea where to find answers. It’s important to just stir ourselves up to serve God. Through serving, God will give us the answers.”
Today, this New Life Church connect group leader has found her purpose in God. She meditates on Psalm 23 to remind herself to always lean upon the strength of God. “My favorite verse is Psalm 23: ‘The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want’. It is engraved on my dad’s gravestone and can be found everywhere in my current home, even in the toilet,” she shared.
“The verse says that God is my shepherd. Why are we sheep? Because sheep naturally need a leader. In Chinese, especially in Taiwan, it is common to use the cow to describe people who are very strong, the tiger to describe suaveness, but we will never use the sheep to describe anything strong. This verse says that we can rely on Him and there is really no burden that we need to carry ourselves.”