Word Of The Month

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October is the month for 2 celebrations: Children’s Day & Pastor’s Appreciation.

 

The Bible says, “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.” Psalm 127:3 God gives children as a heritage (inheritance). They are His precious gifts. They come from God! Let us love them and treasure them as God’s gift.

 

Jesus shows us the right way to treat children. “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:14 No child is too young to know God because each child is created by Him. We must bring them to God at an early age.  I encourage parents especially fathers, to be the priest and prophet – to pray for their children and teach them God’s words. Let’s treat them with dignity and welcome them as God’s wonderful creation and let children behave like children.

 

I read that Pastor Appreciation Month started in USA in 1992 when a group of pastors and leaders were inspired by Paul’s words in 1 Timothy 5:17, “The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.” 1 Timothy 5:17. The Bible also teaches us in Romans 13:7, “Give everyone what you owe him … if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”

 

It seems awkward for me as a pastor to mention Pastor Appreciation. However, I like to say that the greatest delight of a pastor is to see Christians growing and serving God. Fellow ELites and friends, keep walking with Jesus! Of course, we are encouraged by a word of thanks or a note of appreciation.

 

Soon the year will end. May you be a channel of God’s blessings to our world!

 

 

- Bob Lum

 

 

 

 

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