Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord JESUS-CHRIST, hallelujah!
It is with continuous Joy that I meet you once more this month of May though the Bulletins of announcements’s editorial. I greet you in the name of JESUS-CHRIST, begging you to receive my greetings in brotherly love as it is written: « See what kind of love the father has given to us that we should be called children of GOD; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him»(1 John 3:1).
Is this not a great miracle that the Lord has done in the person of our beloved Savior JESUS-CHRIST, making us his family’s members? Yes, we are siblings, born of GOD, through the blood of JESUS-CHRIST which has reconciled us with GOD, erasing our sins. The memory of this wonderful happiness should be enough to give Christians the joy of living together and overcome all the difficulties. Indeed, knowing that by JESUS-CHRIST, GOD is no longer angry provides us unspeakable and invaluable peace. This new is given us by the Gospel, the message of reconciliation: reconciliation between Man and his creator, reconciliation between man and his fellow man. Hallelujah!
By the Gospel, GOD showed us that he has never stopped loving us, and he has set-up to the Man a wonderful project of happiness, but this one, has hidden himself far from GOD, choosing rather to love sin. GOD has continued to reach out to the Man and to show his willingness to forgive. The Apostle of the kinds (Paul) shows us that GOD has reconciled us to him through JESUS- CHRIST (2 Cor 5:18). Being reconciled to him, he also gave us the Ministry of reconciliation, to teach us to reconcile among ourselves and with GOD.
Reconciliation is underpinned by love. It is for love that GOD has forgiven us and he also asks us to love each other in order to forgive each other: «Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you »(Eph 4:32 ) .
Being thus reconciled with GOD and with each other, we should not we who are called from GOD, have discord among us. However, the Apostle James was surprised to the contrary in these terms: « What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this that your passions are at war within you? » (James 4: 1).
The Christian should be filled with the feeling of forgiveness, since GOD himself has forgiven us. Do not forget, beloved, the force of the devil is in hatred, denial of forgiveness and reconciliation. Whatever harmed we can be, we must always be filled with the noble sense of forgiveness. To the question of how many times the Christian must forgive his neighbor, Jesus replies: « I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven » (Mt 6:22) or 490 times in one day! In fact, beloved, who can be offended more than he has offended GOD? Since GOD has forgiven us, we must also forgive; as he loved us, we also ought to love one another.
The Christian ‘s strength is in his ability to forgive ; that is where we have upper hand of the devil with his hate procession, animosities , complaints … the Apostle John says: «Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause of stumbling »(1 Jn 2:10 ) .
We are always looking for beloved who may help to collect information in their Ecclesiastical Department or in their Assembly and forward them to us. This is very important for us to continually improve our service to elected representatives.
Beloved, your Bulletin of Announcements will be 13 years old in this month of May. Thirteen years of hard work to ensure a regular periodicity and unparalleled… We say thank you to the Lord who has given us the strength to make this work. We say also thanks to all the beloved who help us in every way to ensure that we fulfill this mission. Continuously, we are very grateful to critics and the positive comments to help us improve our work.
In this issue we present on the calendar of activities within the Church, those that have succeeded in writing: birth (although it does send more so), weddings and especially the recall of circular letter of 18 May 2000, is 15 years old to show us the provisions taken by the church about the Evangelical action in our Christian home.
Hope to return next month; we pray to the Lord to keep you in his paternal wings.
Director of publishing and Communication
Rev. Pastor TCHANA Landry