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)



July 2020

From the Presbyter's Desk:

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

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

Staying indoors is becoming the new norm in our daily lives. The government continues to caution people from venturing outdoors for non-essential reasons. As the count of daily infections is increasing, the danger of contracting the virus cannot be ignored. We have been confined to the safety of our homes for more than 100 days now. We may think that no generation has gone through what we are going through today, but history has a way of repeating itself. It was just 100 years ago that the world faced another virus (the Spanish flu) which had even more deadly effects than the pandemic we are facing today.

The Teacher (King Solomon) teaches us by saying,

 

“What has been will be again,

    what has been done will be done again;

    there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecc 1:9)

 

I feel that there is much wisdom to be learned here. So if at any time we feel that nobody understands the struggles that we go through, (some might say even God does not see us nor act in times of our needs) let us remember Job. Let our minds and hearts be at peace because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Heb13:8). And he is the author and the perfecter of our faith (Heb12:2b). Just as precious metals are tested, so must His children be. All kinds of trials come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed (1 Pet 1:7). The circumstances that some of us are facing today might be disheartening, but Habakkuk the prophet says, “Though the fig tree does not bud; and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights” (Hab 3:17-19). Yes, we grow in our faith and reach heights that we could never attain before. Therefore, let us also be joyful and wait patiently for the deliverance from the Lord. 

Let us continue to encourage and uphold one another in prayer.

 In Christ,

Rev Jess Mathew

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