WELCOME TO CHRIST CHURCH
Christ Church, Trivandrum, which was consecrated in 1859, is the oldest church in the city. Set in sylvan surroundings, it is centrally located in the Palayam area, between the Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium and the University Stadium, and with the Kerala Legislative Complex on one side and the arterial Mahatma Gandhi Road on the other.
The Church itself is an elegant building, built in the Gothic style, with beautiful stained glass windows portraying The Good Shepherd. The windows on the walls depict the twelve disciples (and their symbols) and others associated with the life of Jesus.
Beloved in Christ,
Greetings to you all in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
We begin the month of November with Sunday School Sunday. Sunday School is an inevitable organisation in the ministry of the church, as the Sunday School is the nursery of the future church. We must teach our children the truth of God’s Word and we pray that they will accept Jesus as their Saviour and Live for Him. Little children have great potential. Therefore, the time and attention we give them in Jesus’s name is one of life’s most fruitful investments.
Many years ago a doctor was comfortably seated infront of his fire place, enjoying his shelter from the pouring rain. Suddenly he heard a knock at the door. Outside stood a distressed widow.”My boy, my Davy.” she cried,”he is very sick!” Oh no, he thought, not on a night like this! We knew this visit would be financially unprofitable. The woman obviously couldn’t pay him. But the doctor loved the children and he had a strong sense of duty. So he went, and Davy’s life was saved. That sick little boy recovered. His name was David Hoyel George. The doctor frequently looked back to that night when he took that five mile walk in the drenching rain. He would say,” I never dreamed that in saving the life of the future Prime Minister of England.”
Nor do we know the eternal impact we can make when we seek opportunities to lead children to Christ. Jesus is calling children to himself. Ask God to give you opportunities to demonstrate His love for them. As we live for Christ, Let’s be careful not to offend children by our word and actions.Let’s always look out for the little ones.
Secondly, when we read Ephesians 6:1-4, we see the duties of parents and children. With regard to the duties of children, the Apostle advices the children to obey and honour their parents. The reasons for Paul given are, 1) it is right 2) it is a commandment 3) it is the first of the commandment with a
Disobedience and neglect of the parents, is against the will of God. Obedience to parents brings long life. The lesson we understand here is that, honouring our parents make our earthly life better and brighter and obeying parents brings blessings. Especially in our country honouring and respecting elders and parents are valued and considered as a means of blessing. Paul says that the way to honour parents is to obey them.
May God enable us to understand children and help them grow spiritually.
May God bless us and our children,
Yours in His service,
C Y Thomas Achen