From Vicar's Desk
Greetings to all in Christ name
September month has given us many good memories in the worship life of our parish. Education Sunday and prayers for school beginning, Sevika Sangham day, Harvest festival, Sunday school beginning and Parish Retreat have given us more spiritual renewal. Dr. Thomas George, the retreat speaker was really an inspiring personality. His messages and personhood, did make a good motivation to our faith life.
In October, God willing, we look forward to have Edavaka Mission day, Youth fellowship day, Sargolsavam and Family Sunday. Our parish convention begins on 25th of October to 27th of October. Famous convention speaker Dr. Martin Paul Alphonse will give the message. I request your earnest prayer and support for the blessings of all programs.
Let me borrow few thoughts from Dr. Thomas George from the retreat sessions.
Jesus is the author and perfecter of our faith; hearing of the gospel enriches our faith. We all should believe that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Pleasing our heavenly Father should be our priority in faith. Noah reminds us that, "seeing the invisible and doing the impossible" demands from a faithful Christian.
Faith life is like treasures in jars. Though fragile in outward looking, the believer can become a shining light to others. Great faith in God can make a simple person more useful in God's vineyard. Therefore our challenge is to turn an unpleasant situation into a joyful occasion.
An example for this is, the little girl who sent Naaman to Elisha. What kings and powerful people in the world can't do, a servant of God can do through faith. Therefore let us seriously pray that we all possess a real faith life in Jesus.
With a quote from George Muller, I conclude. “Here is the great secret of success. Work with all your might, but trust not in the least in your work. Pray with all your might for the blessing of God; but work, at the same time, with all diligence, with all patience, with all perseverance. Pray then, and work. Work and pray. And still again pray, and then work. And so on all the days of your life. The result will surely be, abundant blessing. Whether you see much fruit or little fruit, such kind of service will be blessed.”
Rev. Sam Phlip