'The word of our God will stand forever'

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Jesus' name.

For the past 6 months we have been living in an unprecedented time, with unavoidable mixed feelings about the visible or invisible uncertainties in our daily lives. Connecting with one another through our Bible studies via zoom, Sunday worship via pre-recorded videos and daily Evening Prayer for an hour – these are the opportunities to change the gloomy atmosphere of pandemic and regain a hopeful environment through the life of LTCC. Even though the different contextual situations that we hear about on the daily world news, such as the increasing cases of Covid19, their impact on people’s lives, the escalating burdens of unexpected economic, political, social and spiritual challenges locally and globally, the love and care of God never changes.

Obviously, the unusual conditions in the world generate the thought that the world seems to be still and not functioning in a normal way. But the season of autumn never fails to bring colourful changes to the creation around us.  It is declaring the creative power of God and it encourages us to look at the tranquillity of the creation. We can admire this autumn season to praise God!

Changes in autumn reveal the future beauty and remind us to wait and see the greatness of God which is on our way. Autumn inspires us by showing that everything changes but the Creator is still creating and nourishing His creation and His creatures.

The Psalmist writes in Psalm 8:3-4:  When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is mankind that You are mindful of them, human beings that You care for them? 

Isaiah writes, 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

The 4th Sunday of this month will be Bible Sunday. We learn to trust together that the Word of God will transform us, and it will stand forever. Please study the books of Hebrew and James. I will send the Bible quiz along with the Order of Service on 4th Sunday.

May we hold on to the promises of God so as to see His light on the path even in our darkest and most confusing life situations!

God bless!

In His Service

Revd Jessie Anand

Minister, LTCC                     10th October 2020