20 Dec 2020
Dear friends, guests and visitors
A very warm special welcome to you to our Christmas Caroling service this weekend, and also to visitors at our Mandarin worship service. We are so glad that you are with us today for our special Christmas program. We hope that as you hear the delightful Christmas carols presented by our church choir, you will have an enjoyable and meaningful experience that will bring deep peace and great joy in your heart this Christmas.
We love to hear good news. When PM Lee announced that phase 3 will start on 28 December and vaccines will soon be available (free of charge!), thousands of Singaporeans rejoiced to hear this happy news. 2000 years ago, an angel brought good news to a group of shepherds, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11). This good news brought joy and hope to the world.
Hope is so important in every area of life. This has been a very challenging year for many people because of Covid-19. When we experience painful struggles such as job loss, financial debt, family quarrels, ill health, travel restrictions, etc, we hope to hear good news and for a happy turnaround in our circumstances. There is a popular Mandarin song that expressed the hope in every heart that “Tomorrow will be better” (明天会更好).
Christians all over the world celebrate the joy of Christmas because of the blessed hope we have in Jesus Christ. When we believe and trust In Jesus Christ, we experience the love, joy and peace of God. We receive the grace and mercy of God in the forgiveness of our sins. We have purpose and meaning in life. We have the joyous hope of eternal life.
Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and a Joyous New Year.