Presbyter's Message

Motto for the Year 2019

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint"
(Isaiah 40:31)

August 2019

From the Presbyter's Desk:

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

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

A grandmother once said that if you look at a hen while it is drinking water, you can see how it gives thanks to God. It tilts its head upwards, as it takes a sip of water. This is probably for the easy flow of water down its throat. But this dear lady chose to see it in a different way. Jesus said, “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them” (Mt 6:26). Jesus put things in perspective for his disciples. Jesus taught his disciples that God takes care of his creation. It does not need to be anxious about anything (v 34).

Once we can trust God’s promises, we realize that we do not need to run after things to gain in this world. The heavenly father knows all that we need. And when we are blessed in His due time, let us come into God’s presence with praise and thanksgiving. Being thankful leads us to share what we have received, with those who are less fortunate. The famous children’s classic Treasure Island author, R L Stevenson, once said, “keep your eyes open to your mercies received. He who has forgotten to be thankful has fallen asleep.” As we enter into August, let us be alert, strong, courageous, stand firm in faith and do everything in love (1 Cor 16: 13,14).

My family has been blessed with a baby. It was a moment of a realization of the abundance of God’s mercy and grace. We would like to sincerely thank each and everyone, individually, and as a church, for upholding us in your prayers. May the Lord Almighty continue to bless you and equip you for the extension and glory of His kingdom.

In Christ,

Jess Mathew Achen.