Event Date: December 25, 2019
We have just celebrated the American traditional Thanksgiving. I hope that it was a wonderful and enjoyable time with families and friends as it was for us.
Thanksgiving is not just a reminder to us of the need to be thankful for God’s bountiful blessings, it also ushers in another significant celebration of the Christian hope – the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Returning to my neighborhood after thanksgiving I was pleasantly greeted with houses and yards beautiful decorated with colorful lights. I was instantly struck with this wonderful feeling that I am entering into the season of Christmas.
It is time to reflect on the reason for the season, “For God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes on he shall never perish but have everlasting life.”
As we transition from thanksgiving celebration to the Christmas season, I would like to encourage everyone; especially our churches to reflect deeply on the universal nature of God’s love and the hope that it presents to all humankind. What unique and distinct opportunity we the church have during this season to transcend the message of God’s love and hope from merely an abstract and historical fact to a present and meaningful reality.
We can do so by demonstrating our theological reflections true expressions of charity, Christmas decorations, our messages, pageants and in any other ways that the Holy Spirit directs your heart during this joyful season.
From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and a very blessed and prosperous New Year.