Towards meditating on the profound meaning of Christ’s birth and spread the joy of Christmas with many who have yet to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, Bangkok Immanuel Church held a graceful Christmas outreach event this past Sunday that gathered 40 people from various backgrounds and ages.
The event began with a time of icebreaker, a video presentation on the meaning of Christmas and singing of Christmas carols. Subsequently, the participants were guided to meditate deeply on the meaning of Christmas through the message ‘True Light in the Night’ that was taken from John 1:9-14 and John 3:16.
The congregants were exhorted, “We celebrate Christmas because the True Light has come amidst the ‘nights’ of our lives which we are suffering in. Despite the world still rejecting and not recognizing this precious gift, but yet God still give us the best, His one and only Son, telling us how deep is His love towards us. We could now love because He first loved us. Even if we are to face ‘nights’, we always have hope, because this True Light, Jesus Christ, was born on this Christmas Day, shining and guiding us the path amidst the darkness of our ‘nights’.”
Following the message, there was a graceful time of fellowship over lunch where members get to know more about the newcomers. Testimonies by two sisters about their faith journey soon followed before a time for gifts exchange.
Reflecting on the event, a minister shared, “More than anything, this event is only possible because of the united hearts of members in preparing for the event within a short time of preparation. With a heart of wanting to serve, many of them practiced diligently till late nights while participating actively in inviting and praying for their friends and family members to hear the message of Christmas through the event.”
May the joy and love of Christmas resound deeply in the hearts of every member and event participant, that the aroma of Christ will overflow in their lives as they proclaim His love wherever they are.