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)

April 2019

From the Presbyter's Desk:

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

May the sweet name of Jesus be praised forever and ever.

Easter. The day that symbolizes the victory of Jesus Christ over death. Easter is preceded by the 40-day season of Lent, a time of repentance and preparation. It is our faith in the person and work of Jesus and his resurrection, that makes our faith meaningful today. However, before that glorious Easter event, there was a time when God in His infiniteness became finite. In the light of the Lenten season, let us look at the time when Jesus was weary and thirsty for a drink.

Jesus once went to a town in Samaria when it was about twelve noon (John 4:6, 7), and asked a woman for a drink of water! We can easily understand today, the need for a drink in our hot climatic conditions. Could Christ, the Saviour of the world, the one who was to resurrect, ever feel normal human needs and wants? Here, we see Jesus using his thrist and weariness to convince the Samaritan woman that he was the one who could give her life-giving water. What interests us today is that even the external circumstances did not hinder Jesus from fulfilling his ministry.

During this period of Lent, some of us choose to abstain from certain foods while others refrain from certain pleasures and conveniences. This act is not easy because it requires conviction and commitment. Through this act of self-denial, certain believers choose to experience Christ and his powerful presence in a more realistic way. Others, believe that none of these external observances are necessary for a victorious Christian life. In any case, the present sweltering heat is forcing us to acknowledge the need for God’s mercy in our daily lives.

Let us look forward to having a meaningful relationship with Jesus in this season and make every day count while preparing ourselves through our gatherings, self evaluation, good works and study of the Word.

In Christ,

Jess Mathew Achen.