Letter from the Church Council
JOHN 16 :33.
“In the World you will have tribulations. But take heart, I have overcome the world”
Isaiah 41: 10 (NIV).
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”.
PHILIPPIANS 4: 6-7 (NIV).
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.
Today we are living in a World full of fear, challenges and anxiety. Many people are battling with fear to lose their jobs, their loved ones, having a place to call home, food, things to wear, school fees, and many other necessary things that makes our lives better and happier. Currently the Economy of the World has been badly hit, by several situations such as Covid-19 and wars i.e. Ukraine and Russia all of which have in one way or another made the living expenses to go higher.
World Governments have been working against the clock to stabilize the situation by introducing policies that might help to improve people’s lives. As a Church we are not exempted from the impact of the troubled economy, as we are part of the society that struggles to get out of that troubled situation. Jesus Christ Our Lord understands our fears as human beings as he himself encountered some when he lived among us. As we have seen in John 16: 33, “In the World you will have tribulations. But take heart, I have overcome the world”.
Although we are faced by many challenges in this place we call our home, we are taught not to have fear, Jesus directs us to pray in whatever hard situation we go through. Do not think for a second that we are alone, Jesus is with us. We belong to him. Lets lift our heads our head and face our struggles knowing he is our victory, our help and our strength. He is the one who has overcome and who will help us overcome.
As Christians and the Church we should maintain our duty of encouraging each other to pray, in whatever situation that we go through even in these hard economic situations. As prayer is our foundation of faith in Jesus Christ.
Sion Miraa – Council Member