Dear Brothers and
in the name of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.
"We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory
of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image form glory to glory,
just as by the Spirit of the Lord" (2 Cor 3: 18)
First of all I want to wish all my Congregation members a
Happy and Blessed New Year 2018. May our God bless all of you throughout
this New Year. Beginning of every year we take many decisions but we failed
to fulfill them. Self-examination to put things in order is the best preparation to
enter the New Year. Let's take a different decision this New Year. This decision
will change or transform all the areas of our life. We have taken 1 Peter 1:15
("...As He called you is Holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct") as the
Motto for 2018. How can we apply this motto in our life.
"Grow and glow!"
This is my New Year wish to all of you and
those dear to you! Praise be to our Heavenly Father, His only Son, and the Holy
Spirit for graciously granting us another year! Let this be a year of exceptional
growth in your spiritual life. Claim the text above (2 Cor 3:18) to be literally
fulfilled in all of us.
The supreme purpose of God concerning each of His sons
and daughters is that they would become like His Son Jesus. Everything He
permits in their lives is with this single aim (Rom 8: 28,29). The various
ministers Christ has gifted to the Church are to bring every member "to the
measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Eph 4: 11-13). That's what the
Holy Spirit does in us every day - taking us from glory to glory until we become
exactly like Jesus (2 Cor 3:18).
We are already quarried from the Rock (Isa 51:1).
chiseling work has begun. It's a slow and painful process. The Divine Sculptor
makes no mistakes. Our job is to stay submitted under His mighty hand (1
Peter 5:6). Don't lose patience with God or yourself or others. The beginning
may be small, the passage may be rough, but the end will be glorious (Job 8:7).
Be confident, beloved, that "God who has begun a good work in you will
complete it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Phl 1:6).
Though Pharaoh and his men initially resisted God's
command, "let My People go," they gave in finally. Now God speaks to those
who oppose and whatever hinders your growth, "Let My people grow!" God is
on your side, so yours is the victory! If God is for you, who can be against you?
All that is written in Bible is for our growth. Read it carefully,
meditate it diligently, obey the truths willingly and pass them on faithfully. We
will become better every day
May God bless us all.
With Love and Prayers,
Rev. Pretheesh Babu Kurian