May the Christ of Christmas be with you in a special way as we celebrate His Birth together in His House! He will rejoice over us as we worship Him on this special day of the year. May God give you a blessed New Year!
“For unto you is Born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly host Praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth Peace, good will toward men.” −Luke 2:11-14
Thoughts from Pastors Heart: As we gather together in the Lord’s house today, it is with a heart of thankfulness that I write. The saints here at Commerce are a great gift to me. As your Pastor for these 27 years I am so thankful for you! You are a great Gift to the Body of Christ! Friendship among the brethren and the sisters are a special Gift from God and the Lord Jesus Christ, Holy Ghost being a great part of the Gift! Because God loved us and sent His Son empowered by the Holy Ghost to be our Saviour, we have the Gift of Eternal Life. We also have the Gift of the Body of Christ and thus the Friendship of the Saints. I always think of one of the Psalms at a time like this, is says: “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.” − Ps 133. How awesome it is to think about the Gifts that God has so graciously bestowed upon us through Jesus our Lord, the King. There is an Anointing that belongs to the Saints as they partake of the Friendship wherein God has blessed us. Today as we celebrate Jesus Birth, let us give thanks for all the Blessings He has given to us, especially the Gift of Friendship within His glorious Body, the Church. Let us give thanks for the Gift of Life that He has given us and let us remember our incarcerated friends who are also the Body of Christ. Wishing you a special Christmas filled with the presence of the Holy Ghost empowering you for the New Year ahead! Happy Lord’s Birthday and have a blessed New Year! Loving you and Trusting God for a glorious New Year, Pastor