31 December 2017

Dear family in Christ

As we come to the end of year 2017, may our hearts be joyful in praise of the Lord for who He is and be filled with gratitude to God for all His blessings in our life.  May we sing like the grateful psalmist, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!” (Psalm 103:1).

As we reflect on all the issues, events and circumstances that have happened in the various areas of our life, let us give thanks to God and “forget not all his benefits” (Psalm 103:2-5)
 √  who forgives all your iniquity
 √  who heals all your diseases
 √  who redeems your life from the pit
 √  who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy
 √  who satisfies you with good, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Thanks be to God for His loving forgiveness, merciful healing, gracious redemption, steadfast love and faithful goodness.

I know and remember that for some brothers and sisters in our church community, this past year has been filled with difficult, challenging and painful situations in your life or that of your family and loved ones. May you find rest and strength in the Lord and grow in trusting the loving Shepherd deeply.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit, you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13

Blessings in Christ
Pastor John