„Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.“ (Luke 2:10-11)
Dear English speaking friends and readers,
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We hope that you, your families and your churches are all right. Our family is doing well and we are in a good condition. Okay – we are getting a little bit older.
The Situation in Germany is very exciting. Many migrants come and come in our country. Over 1.000.000 million people this year. The Germans discuss the problem how to deal with this situation in different ways. Some churches want to share the gospel with the people from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. So do mine. I think this is a big chance. As a Church we started some Christian gospel courses, even in Farsi.
Our church is going to held an international service on Christmas Eve. This will be our message:
We long for peace. We’re living in uncertain times, and people from areas stricken with war are fleeing to Germany, in hope of a better life. Threats and fear of terror have spread even to the heart of Europe. And now Christmas is coming. A peaceful holiday? That depends on where you live and how well your family gets along with each other. But in any case, a celebration of peace.
Really? Yes. That’s what we believe. That’s the hope that Christians have. Similarly, Jesus Christ was announced hundreds of years before his birth. A prophet wrote, ” For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end.” (The Holy Bible, Isaiah 9,6-7).
But we also believe that this Prince of Peace must first bring peace to our lives. He is the one who promises us, “My peace I give to you!” On Christmas Eve in Wiedenest, that is what we want to meditate on. You are welcome to join us!
Christmas Eve services at EFG Wiedenest for the whole family
3:30 p.m. (German) & 5:30 p.m. (International service in German and English)
Following the 5:30 p.m. service, an international Christmas Celebration will take place at 7:00 p.m. Register at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
So if you are in Germany, near Cologne, come and join us;-)
You will understand everything. And you will get the feeling of German Christmas.
God bless you! Veit
His kingdom come…