Dearly Beloved in Christ Jesus,
Happy New Year !!!!!
Let us thank almighty for the protection and care that we experienced throughout the passing year. As we are entering to a New year it is a time of self-auditing. In which what criterion we have to evaluate ourselves? It’s not as the criterion made by the ‘world’. This ‘world ‘is always demands an individualistic profit motive life style. But in Christian life we are the temple of God with divine spirit to fulfill the purpose of the God on the earth. We have to keep away from the selfish motives to establish the kingdom of God on the earth. Our life is precious and gift from God. As per the will of God all of us are came in existence.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts
As Jeramiah (29:11) says,
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future“.
Let us submit before the plan of God. New year is with full of possibilities and challenges. Always the unknown future has places before us a path of uncertainties, but one thing we ought to be certain of the who lead us continue to sojourn with us, the Immanuel. Let 2019 be a year of new commitment and dedication. Let us renew our relationship with Christ and his church in this New Year and move
forward with deeper faith and higher vision. Let us recall our short comings of the past, confess them before God and try to correct them. He who cleanses us from our sins and renew us each day, be with us and guide us in his grace
May the God use us for the glory of Thy kingdom in this New year and all the days of our life. Amen.
Happy Christmas and blessed New Year!
– Rev. Mathew Varghese