Early in December I got an email from a pastor in Dublin, inviting me to join a prayer rally on New Year’s day. In this email Pastor Kevin Fitzgerald from Crosspoint Church asked, if I would consider summoning our Church to meet from 2-4 pm to pray for Irelad on January 1st. Attached was a video clip with a talk from Dr. Edwin Orr that was originally delivered at a National Prayer Congress in the United States.
I found a wonderful story that illustrates the essence of Christmas. This story was told by a Christian Man from India by the name of Saddhu Sundar Singh: A king had a minister in his government who had become a Christian. The minister was a very well educated and capable man. When he became a Christian he testified to his new faith in front of all the people of that country. He told them that he now believed in the Saviour, who had come into this world, in order to rescue the world from Sin and Death. The King couldn’t make sense of that. He said to the minister: “If I, the king, want something, I just tell my servants to get it for me, and they do. That’s enough. Why should the King of Kings himself come into this world? He could have just said what he wanted us to hear.”