"All the nations you have made will come and worship before you" Psalm 86:9
Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Dearly beloved in Christ,
Easter Greetings. We continue the rich and prayerful season of Lent. It concludes with the Holy Week, celebrating Good Friday on April 19 and Easter on April 21. Let us walk with Christ in His passion and death, and then joyously His glorious resurrection. God does something miraculous through Jesus Christ, so we are able to shout with Joy-filled hearts on Easter Sunday–‘I have seen the Lord’ John 20:18. Where do you see Jesus? In locked rooms, along the road, in the midst of fear and doubt, at times of injustice and despair, during longings for meaning and purpose, at the moments of healings and certainly in the joys of being found. Let us see and proclaim the risen Christ through our life experiences and given responsibilities.
This will be my last newsletter message before I leave. I take this opportunity to send a note of thanks and appreciation to you as I move on to my next assignment in ministry.
I praise God Almighty for sending us to this wonderful parish for the three year ministry. When I think of these years, I humble myself before God for the immense responsibilities laid upon me and the joyous fulfillment. I place on records the hard work and dedication of office bearers, valuable suggestions and cooperation of committee members, the meticulous efforts of assigned persons of each project and programs and the generosity and prayerful support of the parishioners for our ministry here. We remember your prayer and kindness given during the time we lost our mother. My family and I have been so enriched by your love and care. Thank you all. I will hold each of you in my heart with prayers.
I hope our parish will have an amazing future and reach utmost heights under the new pastoral leadership of Rev. Johnson P. Abraham. I wish him all success.
Most know that ‘Good bye’ is a contraction of ‘God-be-with-you’. As we say good bye this month, please know that I will be using that word in this sense, may God be with you.
I am not the first vicar to whom you have said Good Bye. So let me remind you the words of Hebrews 13:7, 8 –Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Grace be with you all.
Yours in His Ministry,
Rev. Reni K Abraham