Pastor Letter for August 2014
Dear Members and Friends
Blessed winter and wonderful August in which BCC will have thanksgiving services, annual general meeting. We all want to know how the Lord wants us to live in our day to day life for sure. And the bible said it in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 is whatever happens, always be thankful. This is how God wants you to live in Christ Jesus. It is difficult to find Godís will when we look at our ups and downs, our failure and achievements and circumstances however it is our choice to give thanks to the Lord in all happenings of our lives. There is a reason for us to be thankful in all this because of Jesus Christ our Lord, for He leaded us to the path of righteousness by His love. Without Jesus we will be wonderers in wilderness without a trace, Jesus rescued us from this uncertain future. Life will be tiring and full of struggles and pain but Jesus said you are not on your own, I am interested in your struggles and want to give you rest then He opened up His arms to welcome us to His rest, we can be thankful for knowing His invitation. Loneliness is a big challenge for young and old and it doesnít matter you are in a big crowd or you are in a foreign land you can be lonely if you do not know Jesus is always with you for He cares for you, when you lose your loved ones, when you lost your job and departed from your friends, when you move to another country or culture for sure you will face loneliness but when you focus on the promise of Jesus which is in Matthew 28:20 I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of time. Finally let me affirm with your life without a purpose will be very uncertain, you may have a million dollars, you may have three or four houses, you may have a very stable job or you may have good health but if you donít have a purpose life will be meaningless, but because of Jesus you can find purpose in life as He said in Mark 16:15 ďHe said to them ďGo everywhere in the world. Tell the Good News to everyone.
Brothers and sisters in Christ let us be thankful for the path that Jesus showed us into righteousness, let us be thankful for His companionship in our journey, let us all be thankful for His grace that help us to rest in His complete perfect richness. And let us all be thankful for the purposeful life for His calling and commission. As long as we as individual or as a church follow Christ faithfully there will be thankfulness to one another in fellowship and there will be thanksgiving in Jesus name in seasons and out of seasons. Because we know that Godís will for us is to give thanks in all circumstances in Christ Jesus our Lord and savior. Amen.
Shane khin (Pastor Burmese Christian Church Sydney)