27 Dec 2020
Dear family in Christ
We thank God for his grace and help during this very challenging Covid-19 year. For some brothers and sisters in our church community, this year has been filled with painful struggles and sorrowful circumstances. May you find continual comfort and peace in the Lord and be strengthened by the grace of God.
As we come near the end of year 2020, may our hearts be joyful in praising the Lord for who He is and be filled with gratitude to God for all His blessings in our life. May we sing like the grateful psalmist, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!” (Psalm 103:1).
As we reflect on the issues and circumstances in our life, let us give thanks to God and “forget not all his benefits” (Psalm 103:2-5) of loving forgiveness, merciful healing, gracious redemption, steadfast love, faithful goodness and life renewal in the power of the Holy Spirit.
May I encourage us to spend time in quiet reflection as we end the year. Here are some reflection questions:
- Have I grown in Christlikeness and loving God more deeply?
- Have I learnt to trust God more in the trials of life?
- What direction in life is the Lord leading me?
- How has God used me this year for his kingdom?
- How have I glorified God in the ordinaryness of my life?
“Only one life, ’twill soon be past; Only what’s done for Christ will last.” C.T. Studd