ForeverMissed
我们挚爱的高萍姊妹于2021年2月20日在西拉法叶家中安息归主。我们在爱中纪念她。

高萍姊妹于1970年10月29日出生于辽宁海城。 高萍姊妹有着独特的亲和力和无私的人格,又有对知识的渴望和对世界上美好的事物的向往,加上有着过人的领悟能力,让她无论在人生的那个阶段,都收获了友谊, 享受了亲情, 也赢得了周围人的爱戴和尊重。  2002 年高萍姊妹皈信基督,她的才能被主大大使用,她和她的家人热情好客,常引人归主。高萍姊妹彰显了那世人所盼望的美好, 从波士顿到印第安纳,都留下了她温柔的话语和喜乐的笑声。

她闲暇之时喜爱制作陶器,后院种菜,饭后散步,并且钟爱各种小物件。那一张张和朋友和家人的照片中,高萍姊妹灿烂的笑容无不昭示了她五十载灿烂的人生。为人女,为人妻,为人母,为人友,为基督的跟随者,她活出了一个完整,让人怀念,无亏欠的一生。

In memory of our loved one, Gao Ping born on October 29, 1970, and passed away on February 20, 2021. We will remember her forever.

Gao Ping was born in Haicheng, Liaoning Province, China on October 29, 1970. Ping was always cheerful and selfless, with a longing for knowledge. She had endless generosity with bountiful acts of service for her community. She was loved and respected by all her friends, relatives, and people around her throughout her life. Since she became a Christian in 2002, Ping has served the Lord in various ways. She and her family have been hospitable to people in all walks of life, and have frequently led many seekers to Christ. She had a great impact amongst all those she touched, and her sweet personality was loved by all.

She loved to make pottery, tend to her garden, take walks after dinner, and she found joy in the smallest delights. Her abundant life of fifty years is reflected by her radiant smile in photos with friends and family. As a daughter, a wife, a friend and a follower of Christ, she has lived a complete and memorable life, and she will be with us forever in our hearts.
Posted by Yan Zhuang on March 1, 2021
亲爱的高萍,至今仍未觉得你已离去。看着照片中你那一张张亲切的笑脸,仿佛感到还会在小区散步的时候在路上和你相遇,再和你聊聊。十几年前刚来到普渡,第一次和你见面,记得旁边有人说我们俩看着像姐妹,因为那时候正好我们有同样的发型,都带着眼镜,差不多高的个子。你总是乐于助人,常常看到你帮助和接送老人来教会聚会。儿童主日学需要老师的时候,你也总是乐意帮忙,还带着Heather一起来参加服侍。你忙碌而喜乐的身影总是出现在每个有需要的角落。你给我们留下了无比美好珍贵的回忆!-庄艳
Posted by Yong Tang on March 1, 2021
Unless a kernel of wheat is willing
to fall to the ground and die,
Not matter how long it lasts,
it remains a single seed in sight [Matt 12:24].
But if it is willing to be consumed and buried,
Out of the ground it will produce a multitude,
recounting the miracle of life.

Lord, I’m willing (Sister Ping singing)
Lord, I’m willing (All believers singing along with Ping).

Are you willing also, my dear heart,
to submit your life to God,
so that a new life may emerge in His favor,
and in Ping’s loving memory?
Posted by Joanne Yang on February 28, 2021
别了,我亲爱的姐妹,
没有了病痛的折磨,
没有了地上的劳累。

今天我们为你送行,
大地沉默无语,
苍天为你流泪。

爱你的人环绕着你,
你喜爱的鲜花,
将你层层拥围。

你的微笑,你的爱,
留在了这个世界,
成为我们的珍贵。

别了,我亲爱的姐妹,
今天为你送行,
明日天家相会。

—— Joanne
Posted by Seema Mattoo on February 28, 2021
When I last saw Ping, she was with Zhao-Qing and some out-of-town friends, on a stroll, showing them this beloved town she called home. In her usual style, she smiled warmly, instantly endearing her even more. I took a picture for her, of this special time with her friends. Little did I know that would be the last time I would see her. Ping was a kind, loving, and special person. I am heartbroken for the immense loss Abby, Heather and Zhao-Qing must be feeling. In her happy memories, may they find strength during this very difficult time. My deepest condolences.
Posted by Zhongming Liu on February 28, 2021
招庆,我们爱你和高萍。高萍曾经帮助过无数人,她的笑容,让人觉得温暖。她总是很轻声细语,对人总是很热情亲切,你们给我们留下最好的回忆。这几天,我总想起,我们在一起唱卡拉OK,高萍送菜给我们,和高萍在家里包馄饨。我们对高萍的过世感到心痛,你和孩子们在这个最困难的时候,一定要保重,我们爱你。

刘钟鸣,吴舫
Posted by Changdeng Hu on February 28, 2021
惊悉萍妹的离去,我们沉浸在难以言表的痛苦和悲伤之中....你温柔可爱的笑容让我们无法相信你离去的事实.....愿天堂没有病痛....愿招庆兄弟和孩子们节哀顺便和保重....

                           长灯,学红
Posted by Rachel Sun on February 28, 2021
纪念好友高萍

那一年我们相识在这安静的小镇
刚好我们的孩子同龄
安居的生活从此开始
朋友们一起胜似一个大家庭

多少次偶遇在附近的小径
那时的你们多么温馨
金色的阳光散满大地
仿佛那一刻便是永恒

多少次我们朋友相聚
那时的我们充满着笑语欢声
平凡的日子有大家的相伴
简单的生活也有了诗情

那一刻听到你的不幸
直到现在仍是难以相信
总以为还有很多时间
还有很多的梦想可以一起完成

安息吧,朋友似亲人
天堂里再也没有痛苦和疾病
每当我们仰望星空
会寻找那颗属于你的星星

                      ---- 孙卫琼 






         
Posted by Lin Nan on February 28, 2021
愿美丽温柔的高萍姐妹安息主怀,在天堂里再没有恶疾的痛苦,再没有眼泪。语言和文字难以表达我们的不舍!
愿招庆弟兄和两个女儿节哀,我们的心与你们同在。

南琳 岩松
Posted by Jiazhang Qiu on March 1, 2021
2012年9月到普渡大学罗老师实验室做博士后,罗老师百忙之中去Indi机场接的我和我的爱人,第二天是高萍师母带我们到wormart去采购日常生活用品,师母的亲切和善良让我们感动。每年的感恩节您都和罗老师一起精心准备聚会和丰盛的晚宴,让学生们感受到异国他乡如家的温暖。我的两个孩子出生,您和罗老师都第一时间来祝贺,带来小 baby的衣服和对我们一家的祝福,对我们育儿的指导。噩耗传来,心情悲痛!翻看存在手机里您抱着我家Peter和Parker的照片,我和赵路眼眶湿润。师母一路走好,愿天堂没有痛苦!
罗老师您要保重身体!

学生 邱家章 赵路
Posted by Rhoda Pang on February 28, 2021
第一次见到高萍姐是我2016年来华人拉法叶教会没有多久的时候,第一印象是: 这真是一个 温柔,漂亮,超级有亲和力的姐妹。虽然平时没有很多的交流,但是我在坐月子的时候,高萍姐也sign up 了给我做月子餐的list, 那是唯一 一次可以和高萍姐有深入交流的机会。听她分享着自己的两个宝贝女儿出生的故事,还有养育女儿们过程中的sweet story,也交代我要好好珍惜孩子还小的时间,因为一眨眼孩子就长大了。听着高萍姐的分享,真的觉得很暖心,想着以后有机会一定多多交流。后来因为疫情期间搬家,都还没有机会告别。前几天听到高萍已经歇了世界上的工,回天家了,真是好舍不得。

罗弟兄,Abby,Heather 知道你们也是非常舍不得高萍姐的暂时离开,希望上帝亲自来安慰你们的心,擦干你们的眼泪,带着对高萍姐的爱 坚强地度过每一天。

Rhoda and Paul
Posted by PING LANG on February 28, 2021
你的离去让我们震惊和心痛!我们两家年龄相仿,专业相近,都是大学收获爱情,还都喜欢后院种菜,甚至名字也只是一姓之差!记得曾打趣你是因为水平高,所以叫“高萍”。这个名字释意让你开怀大笑!我们都曾如浮萍,在基督里找到了根!曾一起为教会春节包过饺子,中秋做过月饼,甚至疫情前还一起参加姐妹四人组的香柏木新人门训!你很喜欢笑,总是温温柔柔把笑容留给别人,以至于我们都被你脸上的笑容蒙蔽而忽略了你经历的痛!现在你息了地上的劳苦,去了不再有疼痛的天堂!求主赐下衪的同在、话语,安慰招庆和两个孩子,走过这段困难的日子…

--灿奎 郎萍
Posted by Lingyun Wang on February 28, 2021
今天是给萍妹送行的日子, 不禁让我想起第一次见到萍妹的情景。那是在ufarm playground,我们各自的孩子都在那里嬉笑玩耍。 她穿着一袭紧身上衣和长裙 把她那婀娜的身姿勾勒得恰到好处。  她微笑地站在那里, 那么优雅知性, 我的目光一下子就被吸引住了, 心里对她产生一种莫名的亲近感。在后来的交往中,每次与她说话都有一种春风拂面温润如玉的舒服。她对朋友总是那么热心体贴,是大家心目中的闺蜜益友。她更是典型的贤妻良母,对孩子和丈夫充满了爱与责任。

萍妹,还记得我们每周一次的瑜伽闺蜜会吗? 大家总是有说不完的话, 分享着各自的生活, 从小到大到有点老, 欢声笑语从上午直到孩子们放学还意犹未尽。如今你的音容笑貌还是那么鲜活地在我眼前 从未觉得你已经离开,你将永远活在每个爱你的人的心中。

凌云
Posted by Haiyan Zhang on February 28, 2021
高萍姊妹安息主怀了,我们内心充满了哀痛与不舍,我们也深知将来会在天家再次相聚于主的脚前,这是主应许的福分。

我们与招庆和高萍夫妇相识有十几年了,每周在查经和主日敬拜中相见,在教会服侍中搭配,他们开放家庭聚会来分享主的爱,我们相识相知在主内,是何等的大福。高萍姊妹是主的孩子,是招庆贤良的妻子,是Abigail 和Heather有见识的慈母,她在生命中留下的是真诚、良善和美好,这是主的信徒的感人见证。有信仰的人,有爱的人,有盼望的人,早已超越了生死,进入永生。主的爱,“情不知所起,一往而深,生者可以死,死可以生。”明朝剧作家汤显祖从传教士利玛窦那里听到主死而复活的救赎之爱,写下了这样的感悟,写在诗里,写在最好的剧作中。

招庆弟兄,节哀!
主数算我们的眼泪,也擦干我们的眼泪。

——文君、海燕
Posted by XIA MOU on February 28, 2021
是你引领我开启了智慧的开端,收获了人生宝贵的财富。前几天还在和你聊天,就突然离开了,伤心之余,suki的开导让我明白了,一切都有神的美意,愿你一路走好,你的美好都留在了我的脑海里。罗老师和家人节哀,坚强下去!

     牟霞
Posted by Xihui Shen on February 28, 2021
至今清晰记得15年前我刚到罗lab做博士后时,萍为我做的在美国的第一餐,进实验室之初一直都是萍亲自手把手地,耐心细致地带我做实验,学习技术,至今我自己实验室的学生还在用她为我写的protocol,在生活上她也对我们这些学生无微不至地关怀,经常为学生们安排聚会,使我在异国他乡感受到亲人的温暖。至今难以相信我亲爱的,美丽优雅善解人意温柔善良的大姐,师母和老师就这样离我们而去。惟愿天堂没有病痛,师母一路走好,您的音容永远都会在我们的记忆中,终生缅怀。希望罗老师和两个女儿们坚强地度过这段最痛苦的日子,你们过得好才是高老师的最大愿望。   学生沈锡辉
Posted by Abby Luo on February 27, 2021
你像一株山顶的百合,高雅端庄,
你如一朵园中的玫瑰,散发清香。
你从辽中大地走进首都,为父母之骄傲,
你从中国来到美国,跨海越洋客居他乡。
二十八个春秋,相濡以沫,你是他的右臂左膀,
一对可爱千金,良师益友,你是她们的效仿榜样。
漫长的冬寒已过,冰雪渐融,
可你却没能等到蓝天再现,春花绽放。
五十年人生短暂,在天国你将收获永恒,
几多载日夜难眠,在主怀你会睡得更香。
卸下地上的劳苦,不再有痛伤,
待那日,我们将重逢在天堂。

—— 贺娟 杨凤岗
Posted by Abby Luo on February 27, 2021
第一惊闻我可爱、温柔、体贴、高萍姐妺心里万分的不舍!眼泪止不住地流!我教会有位姐妹的话让我的眼泪渐渐的止住。她说:“我妈妈活了104岁经历太多比她年轻的人离去,要靠主坚强!当心自己的身体。我们基督徒是唯一可以与逝者说再见的!”第二,一句名人名言:让我们每一个人都作信心的伟人!小信心会带你的灵到天上去,大信心会带天到你的灵里来。——司布真

-- 谢秀君
Posted by Abby Luo on February 27, 2021
这几天大家都在谈论缅怀高萍姐妹,我虽然不认识高萍姐妹,但是也跟着十分难过。点入链接看老照片,高萍姐妹好漂亮哦!不但漂亮,她看起来还特别和善,真的是一位人美心善的样子! 我是一名"颜值控"(喜欢看漂亮美丽的人和事物),所以看完第一张图片,忍不住接下来看第二张,第三张……点开毎一张图片,我都赞叹感谢造物主-我们神的伟大和美好,感谢神!毎一张图片都在向我们传递着美好:美丽的风景、明媚的阳光、甜蜜的关系、青春洋溢的下一代..... 此时这刻我的头脑中跳跃出这几节经文:
提摩太後書 4:7 "那 美 好 的 仗 我 已 经 打 过 了 , 当 跑 的 路 我 已 经 跑 尽 了 , 所 信 的 道 我 已 经 守 住 了 "

箴言 4:23 因你 要 保 守 你 心 , 胜 过 保 守 一 切 ,因为 一 生 的 果 效 是 由 心 发 出 。

路加 6:45 "善人從他心裡所存的善,發出善來"

高萍姐妹在地上打完了那美好的仗,现在正在天上与我们众人的天父在一起,那里没有疾病、没有眼泪、没有悲伤,有的是神荣耀的同在与美好!愿我们还在地上的弟兄姐妹继续奔走天路,为神的国度继续做工! 加油!

-- 马文婷
Posted by Cliff Huang on February 27, 2021
非常痛心高萍姐妹离我们而去。她关心帮助了教会中许多兄弟姐妹。回忆2017年退修会第二天中午她问我讲座对我的信仰是否有帮助,帮我解释难理解的内容,退修会第三天我感动信主,让我永记住她的那份爱心。和她们家最后一次一起散步时她的音容笑貌永远停留在我们的脑海中。
祈求神安慰罗招庆弟兄,求神的怜悯和恩典与你们全家同在!
钟文,黄春富哀思
Posted by Joanna Shi on February 27, 2021
记得去年夏秋时常看到高萍夫妇在我们小区池塘边一起散步,高萍姊妹穿着漂亮的连衣裙,面带美丽温柔的笑容,如同仙女下凡。夫妻俩慢悠悠地走着,时不时把头凑在一起窃窃私语着什么,浑身散发着平静又安逸的气息。相亲相爱之情,羡煞鸳鸯!

相信高萍姊妹已在天堂不再受病痛折磨!祈求神安慰罗招庆弟兄,并帮助他坚强地带着一双宝贝女儿一起走过这段痛苦和漫长的过程!求神的怜悯和恩典与你们同在!

-- 施勤 敬挽
Posted by Ping Xu on February 27, 2021
还清晰的记得我们刚搬来普渡的时候和高萍姐聊天,竟然发现我们两家都是从UIUC毕业,然后搬去Boston,接着来普渡,多么有缘。不止是经历,高萍姐的笑容更是让我们倍感亲切和温暖。高萍姐妹一路走好!罗老师,Abby,Heather请节哀!愿主的安慰和怜悯陪伴你们走过这段伤心的日子!愿主的恩典永远与你们同在!
                             —邱晓康,徐萍
Posted by Yao Liu on February 27, 2021
还记得在普度读博期间的每一个感恩节,罗老师和高萍师母都会请我们去家里参加感恩节聚会,师母总是亲手为我们做美味可口的烤火鸡和一大桌丰盛的菜肴,并陪我们话家常。异国他乡,远离亲人,罗老师和师母让我们感受到了家一样的温暖。师母还非常关心我们的生活,时不时让罗老师带一些自己种的新鲜蔬果给我们。印象中的师母是那么的热情,亲切和温暖。惊闻师母去世的消息,非常地震惊和悲痛,也非常心疼罗老师和他的一双女儿。惟愿他们能够坚强地生活,师母在天堂也会欣慰的。

--学生刘尧,周文清
Posted by Zhiqing Wang on February 27, 2021
你用温柔和善意对待身边的每个人,我们却不知你心中的风雨。你在这个冬天最寒冷的冰雪中故去,我们错愕、叹惜、悲泣。你的美好期盼会在这个春天发芽,在你爱过的人们心中生长。
愿逝者安息,愿生者坚强!
                    —-江文,知青全家敬挽
Posted by Jiayi Sun on February 26, 2021
虽然接触不多,但清晰地记得去罗老师家里感恩节聚餐的时候,师母给我的印象是一个非常平易近人,温柔贤惠的女人。罗老师是我科研道路上的启蒙导师,看到他痛失所爱我感到非常心疼。希望罗老师和他的女儿们能够好好生活,相信这是缅怀高萍师母最好的方式。

学生孙佳毅
Posted by Ninghai Gan on February 26, 2021
每年感恩节都去罗老师家参加聚餐,过往历历在目,师母的音容笑貌也仍旧依稀宛如在眼前,她是多么善良温暖亲切的一个人,当听到这个消息的时候真的是一点没有办法相信。愿师母走好。罗老师,Heather和Abby要坚强!——学生干宁海
Posted by Rachel Sun on February 26, 2021
招庆节哀保重!高萍一路走好!天堂里再也没有痛苦。
                    诚德,卫琼
  
Posted by Jijun Lei on February 26, 2021
时常在跑步的路上,偶遇你与罗教授一起散步,每次见你,你的脸上总是挂满笑容。几个月前看见你与罗教授一起在你家附近散步,远远看见罗教授为你整理外套、帽子,因疫情,没有追上前,没想这竟成了与你这美丽幸福的人最后一次偶遇。你这么怱怱的离去,再难偶遇你幸福而美丽的笑容啦。我们为失去你这样好友而可惜且不能自己。
天堂里不再有病痛,愿你的美丽和微笑给天堂带去更多的快乐与更美好的世界。
罗教授和孩子们节哀!
                      继军 哀思于02-26-2021。
Posted by Abby Luo on February 26, 2021
祭高萍:你的微笑温和美好,如同清晨绿叶上的露珠,依然在时间的悠长里闪耀,我仍听见你的邀请:来吧,来吧,在各自的忙碌中,却没有再见,孩子们已如雏鹰离窝如青松长高,你的人生也进入下一个应是轻快的乐章。如同大雪倏至,如同洪水冲来,顷刻之间你已不见,这世上再也没有你的影踪,爱你的与你所爱的都哀哭伤痛,你何竟在中途而逝,我们眼泪汪汪没有答案。知道去哪里寻找你,但我们的时间还没有到,还有没打完的仗,还有当行的道,在痛苦中怀着盼望,在忧伤中靠着主的安慰,继续行那十架窄路,直到主招我们归回天家,每一个爱主的人必一同欢聚,唯愿再见你的微笑!

-- 涂慧芳
Posted by Abby Luo on February 26, 2021
忠比干 孝伯奇 人间有学富才高
慈孟母 爱恩主 天堂无断梗浮萍

-- 李其敏
Posted by Abby Luo on February 26, 2021
我们搬到波士顿之前他们到的普渡,我们第一年住的地方还是她介绍给我们的。虽然相处时间不长,但我一直记得她。求主安慰,姐妹走好!-- 石林
Posted by Abby Luo on February 26, 2021
招庆和高萍是我在农大的师兄师姐,他们对身边的人非常热情,对我也帮助良多。没想到高萍走得如此突然。神的安排很多时候让人参不透,唯有将他们全家放在恒切的祷告中,愿罗师兄和孩子们更加仰望神, 从 祂那里得安慰。 -- 涂亦澄
Posted by Suki Zhang on February 26, 2021
仍然记得最初几年认识高萍姐是在很多跟宣教相关的活动里, 高萍姐积极热心的给身边的朋友传福音,关心他们的需要, 把爱分享给身边的人。高萍姐, 你温柔谦卑满有爱心是我们的榜样,你的音容笑貌会一直留在我们心里。

招庆弟兄跟孩子们节哀, 求神亲自赐下安慰给你们, 期盼有一天在天家重逢。

---Yeerui and Suki
Posted by Shaomin Hu on February 26, 2021
招庆兄弟节哀顺便!望保重好身体和照顾好孩子! --胡长灯

招庆节哀,保重!! --庄虔来
Posted by Tseng Vicky on February 26, 2021
罗教授节哀,愿她在天堂里没有病痛,喜乐安康! Andy&Vicky
Posted by Cynthia liu on February 25, 2021
记忆中的高萍总是笑容可掬。最后一次见到她还是在公司的走廊里。我们聯了各自孩子们的情况。没想到竞成了永别。愿她在另一个世界不再受病痛的折磨,让笑容重回她美丽的脸庞。
Posted by Abby Luo on February 25, 2021
罗教授节哀!痛失亲人,所有的文字都是苍白无力的。高萍在一个更好的地方。愿神的恩典与安慰与你和孩子们同在!-- Yanrong Wu
Posted by Abby Luo on February 25, 2021
祈求神安慰罗招庆弟兄及所有家人!并保守帮助他们走过这痛苦的过程。求神怜悯! -- 毓勤
Posted by Abby Luo on February 25, 2021
罗教授节哀!痛失亲人,所有的文字都是苍白无力的。愿神的恩典与安慰与你和孩子们同在!-- 费松林

请招庆节哀。高萍在天堂再不受病痛折磨,愿她喜乐安歇。 -- 王知青

罗教授节哀,照顾并开导好两个女儿,也是高萍愿意看到的!天堂里没有病痛,愿她喜乐安康! -- 胡少敏

招庆节哀,保重!-- 沈捷

招庆节哀,保重!-- Jianxin

招庆节哀,保重!-- 姜亦巍
Posted by Abby Luo on February 25, 2021
请招庆节哀。高萍在天堂再不受病痛折磨,愿她喜乐安歇。 -- 汪玲

罗教授节哀! 高萍走好,天堂再不受病痛折磨。 -- 雷建明

招庆节哀!高萍在一个更好的地方,没有痛苦和眼泪。愿神的恩典与安慰与你和孩子们同在! -- Zhang Hao

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Posted by Yan Zhuang on March 1, 2021
亲爱的高萍,至今仍未觉得你已离去。看着照片中你那一张张亲切的笑脸,仿佛感到还会在小区散步的时候在路上和你相遇,再和你聊聊。十几年前刚来到普渡,第一次和你见面,记得旁边有人说我们俩看着像姐妹,因为那时候正好我们有同样的发型,都带着眼镜,差不多高的个子。你总是乐于助人,常常看到你帮助和接送老人来教会聚会。儿童主日学需要老师的时候,你也总是乐意帮忙,还带着Heather一起来参加服侍。你忙碌而喜乐的身影总是出现在每个有需要的角落。你给我们留下了无比美好珍贵的回忆!-庄艳
Posted by Yong Tang on March 1, 2021
Unless a kernel of wheat is willing
to fall to the ground and die,
Not matter how long it lasts,
it remains a single seed in sight [Matt 12:24].
But if it is willing to be consumed and buried,
Out of the ground it will produce a multitude,
recounting the miracle of life.

Lord, I’m willing (Sister Ping singing)
Lord, I’m willing (All believers singing along with Ping).

Are you willing also, my dear heart,
to submit your life to God,
so that a new life may emerge in His favor,
and in Ping’s loving memory?
Posted by Joanne Yang on February 28, 2021
别了,我亲爱的姐妹,
没有了病痛的折磨,
没有了地上的劳累。

今天我们为你送行,
大地沉默无语,
苍天为你流泪。

爱你的人环绕着你,
你喜爱的鲜花,
将你层层拥围。

你的微笑,你的爱,
留在了这个世界,
成为我们的珍贵。

别了,我亲爱的姐妹,
今天为你送行,
明日天家相会。

—— Joanne
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[A kernel fallen is an angel returning home]

Shared by Yong Tang on March 1, 2021
[A kernel fallen is an angel returning home]

Job 1:21 “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”

When we were working at Dana-Farber in Boston more than ten years ago, it was Jingxuan’s colleague Mrs. Ping Gao who shared the gospel with us. Not only did we come to the Christian faith during our first church visit, our marriage and family life had also dramatically improved ever since. In particular, it was me who was greatly disciplined by the Lord on my manly and irritable personalities; the me who you know today is very different from the one I used to be.

It was around the Chinese New Year of 2004. Knowing the struggle between Jingxuan and me, Ping went out of her way to invite me out for lunch at the Longwood Galleria of Harvard Medical School that was just downstairs of our labs. She bought me a McDonald’s meal and, over the lunch, shared with me the hope that God may step in to help rescue my marriage. Thanks to this heartfelt conversation, I challenged myself to bring along Jingxuan to visit the church for the very first time, and with that, we entered the kingdom of God our heavenly Father. From then on, our lives were forever changed, for the good.

We were very grateful to Sister Ping and enjoyed the new fellowship with her in the Lord. Sadly, a few months later we had to hug each other goodbye due to family relocations. We went to Philadelphia, and they, Lafayette. Despite that our communications had decreased afterwards, we did learn from our communications once in a while that her career had been very smooth, that Zhaoqing's tenure at Purdue was flourishing, and that they loved and supported each other greatly while raising up their two adorable daughters. We were so happy for them. Thank God for His abundant blessings on them; God is good!

But yesterday, the news of Ping’s passing caught us unguarded. We could not believe this was true, but Brother Fu confirmed over the phone that our beloved sister Ping had gone to be with the Lord on Saturday, 2/20/2021.  Our beloved sister in Christ, a beautiful soul who loved so much of God and all people around her, had just left us like this? We were heartbroken. Our sadness was so unsettled not only because she was so young physically, but also because of her tremendous love for the Lord that feels everlasting in our hearts. Why would our Lord God not sustain her life so that she may continue to reach out to many more souls with the good news of salvation? Why had God called her back home to heaven when she was at the peak of her service in His kingdom? We found ourselves bewildered and weeping in this tragic loss of her life in our midst.

Tears over tears, we can only admit that God’s will is beyond our understanding. We could only trust that it is in God’s control that Sister Ping’s life had come to an end on earth, for His own glory. With tears in our eyes, we ought to look up to heaven and submit ourselves to His sovereignty, to trust and obey. We have to hold the faith that as we weep and heal, God will reassure us that He loves Ping so much that He had called her back into His arms; she is now safe and sound, with no pain. Moreover, we are strongly convicted that Ping’s “premature” departure like this is actually part of God's dedicated plan, that He wants to prepare the people around Ping for eternity, especially those who haven’t put their trust in Him yet. He will use this incident to open their eyes bright and shine, so that they may see the beauty of God’s salvation, and to live in darkness no more by embracing it.

We cherish the memory of Sister Ping, and we want to say thank-you for her being our angel, for loving us and sharing the gospel with us that has changed and given genuine meaning to our lives. Thank you, Sister Ping, we look forward to seeing you in heaven; wait for us!

For the two pictures that I shared here: The group photo to the left was taken in the DFCI lab together with Dr. Lizi Wu (shared with her permission). Sister Ping was the one in the lab coat. The photo was taken in 2004, in Mayer Building. The photo to the right was a group photo taken during the baptisms of mine and Jingxuan’s, on 02/29/2004, exactly 17 years ago, at CCCNE. You could see Sister Ping’s big smile in witness of our salvations; she was standing in the back row. Just one month ago (01/23/21’), during our most recent West Roxbury Community Fellowship monthly meeting, I shared these two pictures with the congregation recounting how God has intervened in our lives through Sister Ping’s love for us. We honored her with great admiration, without knowing that this would be the last time we thanked her while she was still on earth. Ping, we know that you are now in a much better place! It is so wonderful to have you in our lives. Thank you for loving us. Please rest in peace knowing how much we love you also! We could not wait for the day when we would see your smiles and hug you again, when our Lord would call us home to be with Him also.

Unless a kernel of wheat is willing
to fall to the ground and die,
Not matter how long it lasts,
it remains a single seed in sight [Matt 12:24].
But if it is willing to be consumed and buried,
Out of the ground it will produce a multitude,
recounting the miracle of life.
Lord, I’m willing (Sister Ping singing)
Lord, I’m willing (All believers singing along with Ping).

Are you willing also, my dear heart, to submit your life to God, so that a new life may emerge in His favor, and in Ping’s loving memory?

Yong Tang 2/23/2021 in His Boston Home
In Tribute to Sister Gao Ping who has returned to be with the Lord
(translated for Abby and Heather - we love you)

【春回西螺·悼】

Shared by Yong Tang on February 28, 2021
【春回西螺·悼】
波城水暖鴨先知,
後院雪融雞歡顏;
若問春風為誰吹,
蜂蝶戀花無故人。

[Mourning in the Spring’s Return]
Delighted in the broken Charles River 
are some winter ducks,
While my chickens begin to lag eggs 
in my backyard shrubs;
Here comes a warm breeze 
cutting through the air,
Only to find the old friend gone, 
with bees and butterflies dancing, 
in their spring’s fairs.

湯湧 2/27/2021 於西螺村家中
謹以此文紀念萍姐 
Yong Tang 2/27/2021 at his Boston home
In tribute to Sister Ping Gao

【落地的種子歸家的天使】

Shared by Yong Tang on February 28, 2021
約伯記 1:21「我赤身出於母胎,也必赤身歸回;賞賜的是耶和華,收取的也是耶和華。耶和華的名是應當稱頌的!」
我們十幾年前在波士頓Dana-Farber工作的時候,是璟璇的同事高萍姐給我們傳的福音,我們不僅第一次去教會就信了主,我們的婚姻家庭生活也因此得改善,特別是我的個性也得神管教和雕琢;今天你所熟悉的我,和以前不一樣。
那是2004年的春節,她因為知道璟璇和我之間的掙扎,特意邀請我下樓到哈弗醫學院的Longwood Foodcourt一起吃午餐。她給我買了一份麥當勞的午餐,更給了我一席話。就這樣,我和璟璇進了教會,進了天父上帝的國度,生命不再一樣。
我們對萍姐非常感恩,享受在主內新的友情。遺憾的是幾個月以後我們就各奔東西,我們去了費城,她們去了Lafayette,聯繫很少。璟璇作為她的姐妹友,有和她聯繫,但是很少。知道她有順心的工作,知道招慶在普渡事業如日中天,知道他們夫妻恩愛撫養兩個可愛聰明的女兒。神的祝福滿滿,好為他們高興感恩。神真好!
但是昨天,噩耗卻無中生有,始料不及:萍姐已經在週六被神接回天家。我們親愛的姐妹,這樣一個愛神愛人的美麗靈魂,就這樣離開我們了?我們傷心不已。我們非常難過,因為她年輕,因為她愛主,我們知道她要用一生觸動更多的靈魂來歸向主。怎麼神在她風華正茂的年歲,要把她接走?我們真不明白神的旨意,我們失落,我們哀哭。
痛定思痛,我們只能承認我們認知的有限。我們只能認定神讓事情發生有祂的美意,只是我們現在還不知道,不明白。我們只有淚眼仰望神,信靠順服。我們知道神會用接下來的日子向我們啓示,告訴我們祂愛萍,已經把萍接回祂自己的膀臂之中;她安穩無比。而且,她這樣的過早的離去,其實是神對周遭的人的預備,要讓更多的人因此眼睛明亮,也看到救恩的珍貴和美好,不再生活在黑暗裡。
我們緬懷萍姐,並要和她說謝謝她做我們的天使,愛我們,把福音傳給我們,讓我們的生命變得有意義。謝謝萍姐,我們天家見,等我們![愛心][愛心][玫瑰][玫瑰][合十][合十]
左邊在實驗室的合影蒙好朋友和好老鄉Lizi允許分享,萍姐是像片中穿白大褂的那位,像片照於2004年, Mayer Building。右邊的像片是2004年我和璟璇受洗當天的合影,萍姐那天看到我們重生得救,笑的好開心,她站在後排,在CCCNE。我一個月前的今天還在西螺村聚會的時候,當場向眾人做見證,分享神通過萍姐在我們生命中的奇妙作為。萍姐,生命中有你真美好。謝謝你愛我們,我們愛你。盼望著在天家再見你的笑容,給你一個大大的擁抱。[流淚][流淚]
一粒麥子 它若不落在地裡死了
不論過了多少時候 它仍舊是它自己
它若願意 讓自己被掩埋被用盡
就必結出許多子粒 經歷生命的奇蹟
主 我願意 (萍姐說)
主 我願意(我也說)
親,您願意嗎?
湯湧 2/23/2021 於西螺村家中
紀念離開我們回天家的高萍姐妹