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  • Writer's picturePastor Anish Thomas

MERC 3rd Anniversary

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

From the desk of senior pastor

Dear Church,

It is November and it is our 3rd anniversary. It is a perfect time to give thanks and reflect on the amazing grace that sustains us every moment of our life.

As we all know 2020 is a year in which we experienced something that none of us ever even imagined, let alone happen. We saw the might of man crumpling in front of a tiny unseen virus. Man, with all his technological advances could only stand and watch as the virus spread with lightening speed. Even the most developed and technologically advanced nations were brought to a standstill.  Yet some people tried to place the blame on God. Some said if God was indeed powerful, why can he not stop the pandemic through His people. They were trying to use this to explain away God. To try and prove that there is no God.

Some others tried to portray this as an act of God. That He was angry and was sending a clear warning to fall in line. Their intention may have been good. But knowingly or unknowingly they too are playing into the hands of those who want to disprove God.

We see that different people were trying to impose their knowledge of God through this pandemic. This is where the knowledge of God becomes vital. That is why we see that in many of his epistles, apostle Paul is praying for the churches that he is writing to, that they may grow in the knowledge of God. And that shows the importance of knowing God. Right from the inception of our church, our goal had been to know God and His nature. This is a very long process and I believe it is not going to be complete during our lifetime. I believe this process is going to continue even in eternity. But we must ensure that we are on the right track. God has put all the natural and spiritual laws in place to drive the universe forward. And it will go ahead based only on those laws. So it is important that we know these laws and work in line with these laws to gain the best out of these.

For the last 3 years our quest had been to know God and His principles or laws. I believe we are learning each day and enjoying the fruits of the knowledge. I hear a lot of testimonies from our people as they strive through this pandemic situation. Apart from the infection, many people were affected by the economic effects of it. But I am thrilled to hear words of defiance and not defeat from the members of the church. Despite these problems, they know that God is on their side and there are on the winning side in this battle.

Ephesians 3:10 tells us that God has an extraordinary plan for us, and He is making that plan known through the church which is comprised of people like you and me. The scripture says that even the principalities and powers in heaven are looking into this plan and they are amazed by that.

So Church, God has been merciful, faithful, and awesome, just as He has promised He would be! 3 years is a good time to pause and think whether we are on the right track. We thank God for all that He has been doing through us. Let us commit ourselves to be faithful in what He has entrusted us with.

Always remember that we are on the Victorious side. All that we are doing is enforcing the victory. Let us overcome the challenges by trusting in God. As the Psalmist says, “In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.” Psalm 18:29 NLT

God bless you.

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