President's Message

Rest, Peace, Joy and Gladness – In Christ!

Greetings from Kelowna! This past Thursday, I read a SOP quotation that really blessed my heart. As I share it with you this morning, I pray that you will also be blessed and encouraged by it.

“There are many who have an erroneous idea of the life and character of Christ. They think that He was devoid of warmth and sunniness, that He was stern, severe, and joyless. In many cases the whole religious experience is colored by these gloomy views.

“It is often said that Jesus wept, but that He was never known to smile. Our Saviour was indeed a Man of Sorrows, and acquainted with grief, for He opened His heart to all the woes of men. But though His life was self-denying and shadowed with pain and care, His spirit was not crushed. His countenance did not wear an expression of grief and repining, but ever one of peaceful serenity.His heart was a wellspring of life, and wherever He went He carried rest and peace, joy and gladness.” (EGW, Steps to Christ, 120)

During this Sabbath day, let’s take time to enjoy being in the presence of our beloved Saviour, the One who brings rest, peace, joy, and gladness! I pray that we, as His Ambassadors, will become live conduits of His message to all around us.

Please, let’s pray for the spiritual blessings of our 2019 Camp Meeting, Reflecting Christ’s Character, July 26 – Aug 3.

Happy Sabbath!

In His Service,

Wesley Torres, D.Min.

President


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