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Hong Kong Pop Star Vivian Chow Wai-Man Explains Meaning Of Christmas, Performs Publicly for First Time at Church Worship Service

( [email protected] ) Dec 30, 2015 07:39 PM EST
Hong Kong's queen of pop Vivian Chow Wai-Man performed publicly for the first time at a church worship service. Only after a year of coming to faith in Jesus Christ, the Chinese Christian pop star stepped out to share her reflection on the reason for the Christmas season and her faith.
Courtesy of Vivian Chow

Hong Kong's queen of pop Vivian Chow Wai-Man performed publicly for the first time at a church worship service. Only after a year of coming to faith in Jesus Christ, the Chinese Christian pop star stepped out to share her reflection on the reason for the Christmas season and her faith. 

In the past, Chow said that she would get excited because of the holy yet romantic feelings from Christmas, spurred on by the holiday breaks, Christmas lights, Christmas shopping, family gatherings, and gift exchanges. After becoming a Christian, she said all of that changed. 

Vivian Chow
Courtesy of Vivian Chow

Last year, Chow posted her testimony of faith, explaining her conversion to Christianity, on her social media page. This year, she explained the core meaning of Christmas and urged her fans who are tired of shopping and partying to search for a different kind of activity - attend a church worship service and experience a different kind of Christmas.

"The word 'Christmas' is formed by the words 'Christ' and 'Mass,' meaning worship gathering. With these two words combined, Jesus Christ and worshipping Christ form the core of Christmas," said Chow. Although the Bible did not specifically state that Christ was born on December 25th, most churches celebrate the Savior's birth on this day, she said.

For Chow, the most significant meaning of Christmas is remembering Christ's love, "His coming gave us a grace that cannot be compared with any gifts from this world." She said this day reminds her to be thankful and of her responsibility to share the Gospel and love. "As I wish everyone a peaceful and joy Christmas, I hope everyone will not forget the meaning behind Christmas."

Vivian Chow
Courtesy of Vivian Chow

On Christmas Eve, Chow performed a song titled "A Love Like This," which she wrote about God's grace and love, and how God has changed her life. The church worship service was titled "Christmas Eve Celebration: Heaven and Nature Sings." 

"I hope everyone can experience this love, hope and peace from this song," she wrote on Facebook. "I wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Jesus loves you!"

Here is the song's full lyrics:

《A Love Like This》

Composed by Vivian Chow
Lyrics by Krystal Diaz

In my open arms I feel you
My very soul in your eyes I see
And when I lose my way
You bring me back and say
I'm with you every step in every way
And in the darkest hours of my life
When faith in who I am starts to fade
The only one I call
My true heart's song
You would never let me fall
I never thought that a love like this
Would find a way to me
Oceans may rise and the mountains may fall, I don't mind
You're all that I'll ever need
I give my all for a love like this
Till the end of time
I know the miracle of your love set me free
For I have you on my side

(Bridge) When time stands still
And days turn to dust
your love will see me through
If the rivers all run dry
I know the answer's in you
Oceans may rise and the mountains may fall, I don't mind
As long as you're by my side

Vivian Chow
Courtesy of Vivian Chow

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