A Note from our Senior Pastor
Pr Chris Kam
Senior Pastor of DUMC
Dear brothers and sisters-in-Christ of DUMC,
As Advent approaches, may I invite you to draw nigh to Him in a season of reflection. As we think about Christ’s coming to us yet again, let’s remember our own posture of coming to Him. Reflect on His grace, overflowing and sufficient; His faithfulness, new every morning; His mercy, extending forgiveness again and again...
But over and above these, I urge you to think about His love. His redeeming love made manifest some two thousand years ago as a baby born of a virgin, no less. Stepping into our world of madness and chaos, corruption and sin – He became a helpless babe. A King born to serve. God … born to die. Frankincense, gold and myrrh were gifts from the wisemen – a nod to His deity, kingship and priesthood. Hope, Joy, Peace and Love were His gifts to us then and now.
These gifts are ours to share as we come back to the simplicity of what it means to be church – to genuinely love one another. This Christmas, allow our love for each other testify to the love of Christ as He so commands us in John 13:34-35 : “A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples; if you love one another.” I urge you to re-establish what it means to be family – that our homes will receive all and be a place of refuge for all. As guests walk through your front door, may they see Jesus in you, hear God in your conversations and smell the fragrance of Christ through your friendship. Then, as you wave goodbye, my prayer is that they bring Jesus with them so that this Christmas, they would recognise Emmanuel has come – through your kindness and hospitality. As you do so, may His glory that the angels heralded, ring true in your homes.