Every advent season and Christmas presents us with a chance to reflect about God’s love for all people. The Prophet Isaiah foretold of the light to the Gentiles coming from Israel. Simeon exclaimed when the newborn Jesus was presented in the Temple:
“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.”Luke 2:29-32
The good news has reached us, and is extending to people across the Globe at an unprecedented rate. What could you do during Advent to remember Jesus’ mission everywhere?
Allow Jesus’ love and light for all the nations to illumine your heart. What people and countries come to mind? Pray, and reflect on anything God may be asking you to do.
EMCC has Global Family in more than 20 countries. Did you know that in Nepal, despite opposition, Advent and Christmas is the most important time of year for introducing people to Jesus? Our Global Partner Chat Series continues in January, where you can learn, ask questions, and pray with both Teodora Dobre in Romania and Tej Rokka in Nepal directly.
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We are able to participate in Jesus’ Global Mission everywhere, including right where we live. What would be different if I welcomed the strangers, loved Muslims, or supported New Canadians? We have a calling to help others experience the blessing of God revealed through us! What if we became known as persons of peace or safety, or a friend to the lonely? Is there room at your table?
Look for opportunities to share with others the resources God has given you. Recently, this call to live the values of Jesus was recorded in our Global Partner Chat with Shane D’Souza, who is the Vice President of United Missionary Society in India.
Shane was asked, “what is the solution for poverty in India?” He brought it back to this:
“If I am going to be a part of eradicating poverty, I will need to personally sacrifice what I have.”
Consider sharing your resources with EMCC Global Partners and Workers. Visit emcc.ca/engage/give for a list of giving opportunities.
This advent and Christmas, celebrate with World Partners that Jesus our King invites us to participate in revealing His goodness to the world.