We rejoice in Christ our Saviour

We rejoice in Christ our Saviour

 

Dear Friends

Advent greetings to you all!

We are in the last month of this special and strange year of 2020.

Undoubtedly a different lifestyle touched all of us since March with the effects of Global Pandemic.

We cannot deny that these days have transformed us internally and blessed us with new perspectives in our lives. What we have taken for granted becomes more influential and inspiring to move on in our life journey both in our families and in our churches.

Usually every year during Advent, a Christmas video will be posted in LTCC website, to convey the message of Hope to the world. But when I am looking back it reminds me that nearly more than 44 videos were produced since March towards all our worships in this year. My heart is full of thanks to God for His wisdom and strength. I thank all our joint efforts during this strange situation and involved in this great task in doing His mission where we are all part of it. Special thanks to those who contributed your precious time and talents in this regard.

Especially this month I encourage you to give thanks to God forever for His amazing and memorable deeds and His inseparable love which enable us to journey together in this pandemic. At present we all may have many preparations to celebrate Christmas in your families, but we all be united in spirit to pray for one another and the world.

Mary sang a song, the Magnificat, after the Angel Gabriel announced to her, the birth of Jesus and John the Baptist.

She opens her song, “My soul glorifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for He has been mindful of the humble state of His servant.” Like Mary, We all have different expressions when we remember God’s mindfulness in our lives during this special year. May we pray and praise God for His marvellous deeds continually.

These past months in this year, we began with anxiety, but it paved the way for generating love, fellowship and good faith amongst us. I know many of us when we lost our loved ones, He wiped our tears when we were sick, He healed us when we were notified the sickness of someone locally or globally, our loving compassion made us to uphold them in our thoughts and prayers.

I wish and pray our focus needs to be more and more to give thanks to God for what He was in the past, who He is at present and who He will be in future in our lives. May we hold the Hope, Faith and Love on Christ as a guiding light in your life journey! Stay safe & well. God is with us and He is Immanuel.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful & a Blessed New Year 2021

With blessings

Revd Jessie Anand

Minister, LTCC                             December 2020