Message from Rev. Alvardo
During my reflection this week I read the following humourous story written by Charles Spurgeon, and I’ll like to share it with you. He once said about finding the perfect church:
“If I had never joined a church till I had found one that was perfect, I should never have joined one at all; and the moment I did join it, if I had found one, I should have spoiled it, for it would not have been a perfect church after I had become a member of it. Still, imperfect as it is, it is the dearest place on earth to us.”
Like many of you, I love our church, the body of Christ. And as imperfect as it maybe is I thank God for all the fellowship you and I share in Christ and the labour we present to Christ. My constant prayer is that we would have hearts connected so tightly that no ungodly teaching or influence could hinder our growth or our desire to serve God and love each other.
This month has marked a year since I’ve partnered with you on this journey. And it is with great enthusiasm and a joyful heart that I commit myself to you all as your servant in the Lord. We are far from perfect – but we are blessed to have each other. Let us not lose hope or faith in doing what is good and right. There are so many who may not be a part of our congregation, but desire to be a part of a good and wholesome community such as ours. Therefore, let us be intentional in being Christ-like and showing others what the love of God looks like. In conclusion I echo the words of St. Theresa of Avila:
“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours”.