6th March 2010

The church saw the arrival of several newborn babies in recent weeks. We rejoice with our brothers and sisters with the new additions into their family and into the wider church community. We all get excited when the newborn comes along. There is so much hope for the future amidst the uncertainties. Most times hope supersedes the fears, as such, these occasions are usually joyous. The naming of the child is another important matter as it brings with it our aspirations and hope for the child.

Today (6th March 2010) is a special day. It is indeed the day that the Lord has made. For many years, there has been a desire to plant a new congregation/church. Today we see this promise of God fulfilled in our midst, the birth of 1 John. Praise be to God.

There is also much that we hope for the new congregation, or new addition, to SJCp. As siblings from the same family of God, we would want to remain united as one people before God, even though we worship at different time slots. There must be a deliberate and conscientious effort to keep this unity. As the psalmist put it: “How good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell in unity!” It will be together that we serve Christ and advance His kingdom. Together we will uphold His glory, His name and His honour.

1 John must be like St. John in being founded on the Word of God and led by the Holy Spirit. It must never grow up grounded in principles other than that of God – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness faithfulness, gentleness and self control. In a world of evil, we will, together, shine as a beacon of hope pointing the way of salvation to those who need the Lord.

Together, as one people of one faith, one baptism and one Lord, we will march on forward for the work of Christ till He comes again. Together we will attempt great things for God and expect great things from God.

 

Together in the service of Christ.

 

 

 

God bless!