Text word: 1 Corinthians 1: 5–7
… that you were enriched in everything by Him [Christ Jesus] in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our bishop reminded us that we do not go to church to look good, or because we are good, rather that our goal is that Jesus will come and take us home.
Just like any other family, we may have disagreements with each other, in spite of the fact that we have the same purpose. However, we have to love one another, including those who do not like or love us.
Certainly, it is a challenge to be the one who brings peace and reconciliation – but that is our task. And being rich in Christ means we wish to have an increase in the Lord. We also want to remind ourselves of the value of God’s work and the preparation it takes in our hearts to accept the gifts of a divine service.
It is so easy to see some fault in our brother or sister; that our numbers are few. However, let us be aware that each one is a treasure – God proclaimed that.
Look to those who maybe do not attend anymore, perhaps they are easily missed. Can we make it our business to care?
Spiritual riches last for eternity, and our conduct and praise for our heavenly Father is a comfort and example for our neighbour. Let us continue in this way – that is a wealth for all of us.
Priest Jordan and Deacon Kooijenga assisted and the congregation enjoyed some time together in fellowship.