Word from the Pastor14 December 2017
In the midst of our celebration of the advent of Christmas, it’s possible that some of us may have experienced difficult times for whatever unforeseen circumstances might have brought our way. Some of these event could have been so severe that they sap our faith and leave us in a state of despair.
In the face of difficult times and circumstances, dear ones, we look for something solid to hold on to, something that provides a sense of comfort in the midst of trouble, and a stability during confusion. And I sensed that the Lord is saying that what the world needs now, beside love, sweet love, is a healthy dose of hope. God is the Father of Hope, and He gives us hope to help us get a glimpse of His heart and see His ways. The promise of hope He gives His children is that, no matter what happens, we will never ultimately lose.
Hope gives us perspective to trust that – even though we may be facing difficulty now – God is still in ultimate control.
He wants us to embrace this truth, so we will be unshakeable in how we live, and remain committed to Lord Jesus Christ. The hope our Father gives us is the promise that we will live life with purpose completely designed by Him. He did not create us to merely experience frustration in a meaningless existence. We are created for a distinct destiny.
No matter what goes on in life, we have hope and can stand in confident faith that the Lord will work tirelessly on our behalf, and will bring about His ultimate purpose for our lives.
When we realize this truth, we will experience the fulfillment, blessedness, and joy He has destined for us. And because He has a plan for us, we can have hope in this world!God gave us a Lord that leads us into a life of expectation and promise on this planet, as well as the eternal gift of spending eternity in Heaven with Him. Have a blessed Christmas!
Yours in Christ,