04 Oct 2020
Dear family in Christ
Many countries in the world celebrate Children’s Day, a time we remember the worth, significance and dignity of children. In Singapore, it is celebrated on the first or second Friday of October when many happy children enjoy a school holiday. In the Church, children are God’s treasured creation and a great joy to all in God’s family.
Our Lord Jesus Christ taught his disciples, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:14). Children are lovingly welcome in the kingdom of God because of God’s sacrificial unfailing love and for their trusting child-like faith in God.
Let us pray unceasingly for the children in the many households of faith at St John’s Chapel. May God’s Word take root deeply in their hearts and light their spiritual path in their life journey. May they grow into God-fearing godly men and women of God who love God deeply, walk with Jesus closely and serve the Lord faithfully all the days of their life.
Let us pray unwaveringly for the children whom our church is reaching out with the gospel through the various ministries such as the Children’s ministry, Boys Brigade, Girls Brigade, etc. May these children experience the love and grace of God deeply in their hearts. May they come to salvation faith in Jesus Christ, and also their parents and families.
“(The Lord) established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.” Psalm 78:5-7