“HIS NAME IS JESUS”
All glory be to God for keeping us to see year 2022 Christmas season. Since the last week in November, most of us would have seen Christmas lights around us, which are more visible at night in our streets. It is a generally accepted phenomenon that light is good, when compared with complete darkness. The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ the perfect light proclaimed that, “……. I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life (John 8:12). When one allows Jesus to come into the heart, His light shines and dispels the darkness caused by sin. This is called salvation, heart regeneration, deliverance from sin or a born-again experience. Jesus does not only save us from our sins, but He also gives us peace, joy and love which this world could not give us. Christmas means a lot more than a celebration of the season when one has Jesus in his or her heart. Thanks be to God; salvation makes one to rejoice regardless of the life situations that one may be going through.
Many people will be exchanging gifts this season; however, it is worthwhile remembering that the perfect gift, JESUS CHRIST was given to us by God two thousand years ago. It is through faith in God that we can have the perfect GIFT of God in our hearts. “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:10). God is marvellous, all loving, gracious and merciful to the human race. After the fall of Adam in the Garden of Eden, He gave us his only begotten son, JESUS to be the perfect sacrifice for our redemption. Matthew 1:21 says, “…..And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
This season as we rejoice remembering the miraculous birth of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST into this world, we should look up to heaven in anticipation of His second coming. When the trumpet of the Lord sounds, we want to be partakers of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in the azure above.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!