THE OFFICIAL WORLD-WIDE WEB SITE OF:
PROCLAIMING
JESUS CHRIST

THROUGH
CYBER-EVANGELIZATION
Today's Date:
Home
Contact Us
About Us
Family Ministries
Social Ministries
Pro-Life
Official Documents
Announcements
Recognition by the Clergy
Support from the Community
Audio Tracks Downloads
News
Sharings & Testimonies
Schedule of Events
Treasury of Prayers
Photo Gallery
Links
Site Map
 
FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL
 

FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2013

PEACE ON EARTH

December 25, 2013


Wonders accompanied the conception and birth of Jesus. A virgin is with child. An angel appears to Joseph and to Mary. A king is born in a stable. This greatest of news is announced to lowly shepherds. Heaven bursts out in praise. Kings pay homage to a child in a manger. Life is followed by death in the massacre of the infants.

A Savior who is Messiah and Lord has been born!

It was a difficult time for all, but faith won the day. Mary was pregnant even without having lived with Joseph, but she believed in the angel Gabriel. Joseph was greatly troubled, thinking of divorcing Mary quietly, but he believed in the angel. The magi from the east had to search for the child, but they believed the star would guide them. The shepherds were struck with great fear, but they believed in the angel.
We look at all these wonders, and we BE.LI.EV.E! Wonders brought us to faith in Jesus. Such faith works wonders.

The heavenly host had praised God, saying: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” The Prince of Peace had already come, and had already won for us our salvation. But still, there is no peace on earth. In fact, we are in times when strife, division and dissension are even more intense.

What makes for peace? It is for those on whom God’s favor rests. It is for those who give glory to God. We need to merit God’s favor by living our lives in and for Him. We need to recognize God as the One who holds our lives in His hands, and thus give Him the praise and glory that He deserves. In order to find peace on earth, we need to look to God in the heavens.
But God has already come down from heaven to earth. Thus we look to Jesus, our Savior and Lord, who is born to us this day.

The angel had said to the shepherds: “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” The coming of Jesus is good news. Amidst the gloom and doom in the world, his coming brings us great joy. This good news, this gospel, is not just for us, but for all the people, to be proclaimed to the ends of the earth. This is our life and our work. We are to boldly go forth and not be afraid.

We are to BE.LI.EV.E! We are to be a friend of Jesus, we are to live the way of Jesus, and we are to evangelize in the name of Jesus. This is so that many more will meet Christ, live Christ, and share Christ. This is the true meaning of Christmas. This is the reason for joy in this season.

My profound gratitude to all you my brethren who shared the good news of Jesus to others. Let us all truly rejoice, for a Savior has been born.

Merry Christmas to you all.

* * *

Copyright 2008 Couples for Christ Foundation, Inc.
Apartelle 12, Star Mall, Edsa corner Shaw Blvd.
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Tel. Nos. +63(2) 718-2213 * Fax No. +63(2) 718-2213
E-Mail: homeoffice@cfcffl.org
CFC-FFL Webmaster E-Mail:webmaster@cfcffl.org