FROM THE PASTOR’S HEART
On the evening of that first day of the week, the resurrected Jesus Christ appeared to His disciples and said, “Peace be with you!” (John 20:19). At the sight of the resurrected Jesus, the disciples were overjoyed, their lingering fear and doubt simply vanished into thin air.
Afterwards, just as the Heavenly Father had sent Him, Jesus also sent out the disciples. He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:22). Thanks to Jesus, the disciples saw His resurrected self and also received authority from Him to forgive or not forgive sins (John 20:23). After His resurrection, Jesus entrusted the Great Commission to His disciples.
In the current pandemic, we are experiencing the same peace from Jesus, just as what the early disciples had encountered in the past. We are also experiencing the work of the Holy Spirit in us and through us. Many new things have been started, such as online worship services and online Alpha courses. Today, just like the early disciples, we are also being sent into the world to bear witness of the risen Lord Jesus.
Dear brothers and sisters, with a heart of thanksgiving and humility, let us serve God and testify to His resurrection at our workplaces, homes, schools and any place we go to each day.
Ps Law Poh Ing