Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I thank God for uniting us to worship and to have fellowship as the St.Luke’s Mar Thoma Churh. Like all other Mar Thoma churches in US ,this Church is also the result of the lay movement. God inspired he people with Mar Thoma background to unite and worship here.Worshipping people in a land is always a mark of healthy community. Worship helps us to face the world with courage ,it reveals the will of God and also it helps us to overcome worries in our life.
Modern world always is particular about less worries. We opt for a light weight
journey, light body, light vehicle and even light food. This is because lightness make our life more free, healthy and even easy.
But when coming to our inner life ,things are totally different. I feel that many people are living with a Titanic full of worries, a Himalaya like burden, a sea full of sin and wrath. These unbearable weights make our lives without movement and even dead .God always insist human to throw away the burdens that spoil, and defeat our Divine nature. Here the function of the worshipping community is to help each and every person to know Jesus Christ and to enter in to a personal relationship with him. Relationship with Jesus means deliverance from all bondage whether it is worries sins or anything else.”Let us lay aside every weight ,and sin which so easily ensnares us …. Looking to Jesus the founder and perfecter of our faith(Hebrews 12.1,2) .Setting our eyes on the risen lord let us worship together.
God bless you.
Yours in His service
Rev. Bibine Mathew