Asst Vicar’s Message

Asst Vicar’s Message

Rev. George Varghese

Dearly beloved in Christ,

We are about to enter into a Christmas season. As we know 2020 Christmas is quite different from last years as the world is gripped in fear and confusion due to Covid-19. Millions have lost their lives, and many are suffering with this dreadful disease. Let us cry out to God for help. Christmas is a time of joy and hope. To those who live in darkness a great light has appeared in Bethlehem and to those who abide in the valley of death, a new hope for eternal life has dawned from the manger in Bethlehem. The name Jesus comes from the Greek ‘Iesous’, which in turn comes from the Hebrew Joshua (Yehoshua). We can find 2 meanings of Joshua/Jesus. One meaning is ‘Yahweh is Salvation’. Other meaning is ‘Yahweh, help!’ It expresses a cry of a despairing man for help; it is a cry of a women in deep pain. So, the very name Jesus means ‘O God help me’. When we say Jesus, we cry out to God for help. So, let’s keep pronouncing the name: Jesus often in this difficult time; for He is the God who helps us. May this Christmas season bring hope and healing to the world and enable us to trust Him more as He is in control of our future. Jesus: ‘O God help me’. Wishing you all a meaningful Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Yours in His Service,
Binu Achen