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)

June 2019

From the Presbyter's Desk:

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

May the Triune God be praised forever and ever.

Greetings to you in the name of Christ, our Lord. There is much excitement in this month for the students, as they are about to enter into a new academic year. Receiving an education today is much more than being knowledgeable. The knowledge that is received, when suitably applied brings out the potential in any student. This potential is hidden in all individuals and through good education and guidance, the wisdom to discern this inner calling can be developed. This inner call is from God our Creator himself, to lead us to our very best. King Solomon, the wisest man to have ever lived said, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” This realization about God leads us to worship him.

The people of India have elected their new government. May the people of India be uplifted, (especially the farmers and the marginalized) during this term of governance through good polices, decision-making and legislation. It is our duty to pray for our newly elected officials of the country, that the Almighty God may endow them with his wisdom and understanding.

Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to his disciples and 50 days after his resurrection, they received the Spirit. This day is known as the Pentecost Sunday. The gifts of the Spirit are given to those whom God determines. They are wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miraculous powers, prophecy, discernment, speaking tongues and interpretation of these tongues (1 Cor 12:7-11). And these are given for the building up of the wider community. Even today, these gifts are necessary in the secular context as well. Therefore, let us pray that we may also receive these gifts for the use of service unto others. And as Indians, it is this understanding that helps us to use our skill sets, talents, finances and opportunities for the Indian community as a whole, for a better tomorrow.

In Christ,
Jess Mathew Achen.