Happy Chinese New Year! This Friday, February 12, 2021, marks the beginning of the year of the ox. On the eve of the New Year, Thursday, February 11, Chinese families around the world will gather to kick off the traditional festivities.
Would you believe the celebration of Chinese New Year dates back thousands of years and has its origin in a legend involving a children-eating “Nian Monster”? The beast terrorized a Chinese village one night each year until the villagers were tipped off as to how to ward off the ferocious creature.
What was the trick? Well, that’s actually the subject of the latest episode of the “A Thousand Lives Broadcast”! Listen in to “Chinese New Year, the Nian Monster, and the Gospel” for the fascinating tale of the Nian Monster and how the legend unexpectedly pictures the gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s an unusual connection that beautifully displays the message of salvation—you don’t want to miss it!
You can find the podcast on your favorite platform or go on over to www.visionforchina.org/podcast to stream it online:
Don’t forget to share the “A Thousand Lives Broadcast” with your friends and family who are interested in learning more about missions in China! May this broadcast be a help that directs people to finding their path to getting more involved in China missions—whether that be through praying, giving, sending, or going! Happy Chinese New Year!