Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Christmas is a time of ‘God showing His great love for us’. God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to be born. His birth brought great joy to the world. It is a celebration for sharing the good news that God loves you, God is with you and God is for you. It is also a time for sharing our faith in Jesus. As we celebrate Christmas this year let us not forget that Jesus Christ is born for you and me and his purpose of incarnation. He came down from heaven, emptied himself and took the form of servant hood; He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on the cross for the salvation of humankind. Let us humble ourselves before the love of God and celebrate this season by sharing this good news to all.
As we are coming to the end of 2017 let us introspect ourselves and see whether our relationship with God and one another are healthier and sweeter. Also thank God for all His providence throughout this year. For some 2017 is a wonderful year and for others it might be a terrible one. When you feel your life has no meaning, remember, God has something special for you. Trust him and he will bless you forever. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope”(Jeremiah 29:11). This needs to be the first stepping stone in a believer’s journey. While trusting in God leads us, it is important that we stay in contact with Him. God still yearns for a relationship with us. As we honour Him in prayer, God will guide us according to His will. So be active in God’s plan while loving those that you are in contact with. LIVE A LIFE WORTHY OF THE CALLING. Wishing you all a Meaningful Christmas and Blessed New Year. God bless you all.
In the Lord’s Ministry,
Rev. George Varghese