He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
Greetings fellow saints. In a world full of lies and distractions we would do well to remind ourselves who it is we serve and worship – Jesus Christ: the Creator, the King, the Reconciler. Join us today as we worship Him!
My last Welcome Note
For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your work; at the work of your hands I sing for joy – Psalm 92:4
Four years ago, after being elected to Eldership of Knysna Baptist Church, I wrote my first Welcome for these bulletins. As I am stepping down this month, this is my last. It has been a blessing, a challenging blessing, to compose each devotion, and I trust that they have sometimes been encouraging for you.
An energetic young team will be in harness from March, and I look forward to the fresh outreach and ministry under them. Pastor Malcolm’s foresight and nurturing are behind the initiative, and our support in terms of appreciation, prayer and responsiveness are needed for the work to flourish.
Our work is The Lord’s work – and done in His honour, it is glad work, so we sing for joy in it: together, as a congregation – how good that we can be together again from this week!