Dear youth in-Christ
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
It gives me pleasure to greet the youth in Jesus’ name. I wish to bring to your kind attention towards the theme ‘Gift from God’. Regarding ‘God’s gift’ the Bible teaches in number of passages. In that sequence, the epistle of Peter to the first letter gives vivid picture about this subject matter. In 1 Peter 4:10, 11 says that gift given by God should be used to serve others. Gifts are given to everybody. It is our responsibility to identify these gifts and use it to fulfil God’s purpose.
Various gifts are given to people. At the same time, surprisingly two will possess the same gift. Therefore, how many gifts do we have is least bothered. Rather how do we release those gifts is really matters. Having said this, the other side of the coin is that God gives unique gift to each one of us with the intentions to glorify him. To do that God showers us with the spirit of His power. We need to utilize this power to fulfill God’s purpose in our lives. In one of the passages of the Bible it teaches us that God did not give us ‘the spirit of timidity’ but ‘the spirit of power’. If we confirm this as the assurance from God let’s use God’s gift diligently for God.
Lastly let’s do it all with love. First Corinthians 13:1 says, “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal”. It is very clear that godly love will bring changes in others’ lives. It does work on everyone and everything. Absent of God’s love will end up as void and meaningless. Therefore, using God’s gift with love will yield much fruits. Let’s put it in practice.
Mr. Chandler & Mrs. Sunithi Chandler