Presbyter's Message


Motto for the Year 2020
"The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times"
(Psalms 12:6)



April 2020

From the Presbyter's Desk:

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Greetings to you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Saviour.


It has been more than one week since we have been under lockdown as a nation. Such an incident is unprecedented especially during peace times. But desperate times call for desperate measures and thus to prevent and contain further spread of the COVID19 pandemic, all citizens have been asked to self quarantine until April 14th. This means that in the history of the Church, Easter (April 12) will not be celebrated as usual in our churches. This can bring a deep feeling of spiritual loss, but let me tell you what the Bible says.   

 “There is a time for everything,

    And a season for every activity under the heavens” (Ecc 3:1)

 

The Preacher (King Solomon), the wisest man mentioned in the Bible, talks about the various times and seasons being set by God. He gives 14 pairs of events that happen in a man’s life in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. An in-depth understanding of the passage, gives us hope rather than despair when we analyze life. Since all has been determined by God, there is purpose and meaning in the events of life. Since there is a set time for everything, there can be a sense of security. Instead of despair, there can be delight: “He has made everything beautiful,” (v. 11). God has a purpose for the life of man as He desires an active and a meaningful relationship with man. That God remains in charge of all events, strengthens a believer even in times of international crisis, such as these times.

 

The Church all over the world has been asked to cancel all worship services until further notice. We need not feel as if God misses our worship, but rather we need to have a growing, personal and meaningful spiritual relationship with Him, during this Lenten season. We need to be diligent in prayer at all times, asking God to forgive our nation and this world, if we have sinned and strayed away from God’s path. Let us remember one another in prayer.

In Christ,

Rev Jess Mathew

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