The Masland Methodist Church gathered together more than 600 brothers and sisters under one roof in Regalla Ballroom of Kingwood Hotel for a joint celebration of Christmas. I partook of this grand occasion with Yian to sing to the world with all the brothers and sisters the joy of having Christ with us!
The sumptuous meal, wonderful programmes and the posh ballroom were not the essence of Christmas. In other words, the delectable foods and so on should not take the centre stage of this joyous occasion. Then, what is Christmas all about?
Rev. Kong Chong Lin put it aptly by quoting John 3:16-18 :For God so loved the world the he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.
Rev. Kong shared that Christmas is meaningful to the world for one reason that Jesus Christ came as a savior to give all believers eternal lives.
So don't make Christmas trees or Santa Claus the themes of Christmas. Christ Jesus should be!