Pastoral Letter 9 April

Dear Friends,

Greetings and welcome to the Holy Week which starts on the Palm Sunday!

Special word of appreciation to Rev Amos and his wife for all the work they did at BRUC. I pray for God’s hand in his discernment regarding the work at the Ecumenical Christian Centre (ECC) in Bangalore, India.

Thank you all the people of BRUC for welcoming us (Josephina, Salote, Samiuela, Kava and Joanna were absent) into God’s family at BRUC last Sunday. We feel at home easily because of your welcome. We look forward to work with you all to continue and build up God’s church under his leadership and guidance.

This week, Matthew recalls what Zechariah has foretold “Tell the city of Zion…your king is coming to you…humble and rides” on a ‘borrowed’ donkey. His people greeted him with hosannas but later denied him and called to crucify him.

As Jesus came to his people, he also comes to us, and as his people denied him, let us invite him into our lives. As his people asked “Who is this?” we answer he is the Son of God who gave away his heavenly riches and became poor, so that by his poverty we may become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9). Let us all be thankful to God for what he has done for us in Jesus Christ.

Isaac Watts rightly sings God’s praises through this amazing line “Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all” of the hymn “When I survey the wondrous cross.”

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for meeting us in simplicity so we can relate to you. Help us to be simple so we can relate to others. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God, and fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all always.

Paula