Thursday, December 25, 2014

Jesus, the Hope of Christmas

We celebrated Christmas in church today with a Christmas service that was attended by if I'm not wrong, more than a thousand worshippers. It was great to see so many people in the house of God.

We performed a play every year for the past three Christmases I was here including this year. The first one was the best in its message, and this third one, the most entertaining and comedic of all three. Well done! I will see if I can post a link of the video though you'd need to follow it up with the sermon to figure out its message. It was a good mesh between the movies The Edge of Tomorrow and X-Men, Days of Future Past.

The sermon was good. We were reminded that as much as human beings want progress and perfection in life, we live and progress in our "future past", that is our future and progress can never happen without the stain of our broken past. And it is because of the birth of Jesus, fully God and fully man, that we break that cycle and really progress in both our cultures and societies. Radical changes happened in how we treat women and children, how we practice governance, the fact that we have science and technology, it's all because God came to us in human form. And it is this Jesus whom we celebrate this Christmas and I must add that it is this Jesus who will come again to redeem us, on whom we place our hope for eternity and fullness.

And I was in the back-up choir, which is the biggest we had so far in worship. I must say I am not used to being in ad-hoc choirs but we did a fair job in bringing the joy and spirit of hope and Christmas in our worship of our God and King.

Merry Christmas and may the hope of Jesus be with you all the days of your life.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great day Pearlie.

    Best wishes to you for a blessed 2015.