Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:42

From the Editor

Written by George Bok
The summer is past, vacations are over for most of us, and we are back in the routine of work, school and church life. We may take a break at times, which is for many a welcome or necessary pause. There are things in life that keep going, we think of the four seasons, and time as an ever-flowing stream.

The Word of God, the Good News of forgiveness and salvation through Jesus Christ is also a stream or river, which has moved through the ages without interruption as the "River of Life". The water of this river quenches the thirsty soul. Speaking to the woman at the well, Jesus said: "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, give me to drink, you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water." In John 7:38 and 39 we read: "He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living waters, but this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing on him would receive". Our Catechism teaches that "The Son of God from the beginning to the end of the world gathers, defends and preserves to himself by his Spirit and Word out of the whole human race, a church chosen to everlasting life, agreeing in true faith.Ó

The water of life Jesus still offers today to all who are thirsty. A world lost in sin is invited to drink of the water of life. The Lord has sent out many workers into His vineyard to accomplish His purposes and gather His people. Many more workers are needed to bring the gospel to this dark world to accomplishing GodÕs work. When we read the following reports, we see God's goodness and grace. May it humble us and cause us to pray for and also give faithfully (see TreasurerÕs Report) to this work.

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