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Isaiah 55: 8-9


“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.


“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”


touched me and I often wondered how it is that when I lost my dad, whom I loved a lot, can I understand His plans for my life.


During my 19th year, the journey with my heavenly Father began. I started attending youth fellowship camps and that is when I grew in faith and learnt about God’s faithful- ness in my life & relied on Him completely for everything.


Psalm 68:5 “A father of the fatherless, a W


hen I was younger, all I knew about Christmas was decorat- ing the house, Christmas tree, the star, preparation of sweets, carollers visiting houses, celebrations at school, then on Christmas day going to church, greeting relatives & friends, distribut- ing sweets – this has been the routine every year.


But when I was 15 years old, I lost my dad. That is when I lost the joy of celebrating Christmas. I was moved by the song called ‘Blue Christmas’; indeed it was a blue Christ- mas without my dad.


defender of widows, Is God in His holy habita- tion” comforts me. Though I don’t have my earthly father with me, my heavenly Father is with me always.


Christmas is not only about ‘the day’ that we have love, joy and peace but every day is Christmas when we submit and allow God to take complete control over our lives. Mat- thew 11:28-30 means a lot to me because this is our God who comforts us no matter what the situation is.


From then to now, the meaning of Christmas has changed in my life because Jesus Christ was born to give us the real joy in our lives and to spread amongst others.


WELCOME: REV. JOHNSON & FAMILY


We are happy to welcome Rev. Johnson and his family in our St. Thomas family. He has come prepared to serve the Lord. We wish him God's continuous guidance at all times.


Johnson Keziah


Vinod Jason Vineet Jadon


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