Pastor's Message

Holy Week Message

Rev Edmund Koh Lik Hng

As we enter Holy Week, let us meditate on the third of Jesus’ seven words from the cross, found in John’s Gospel:

26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home. John 19:26-27

This isn’t so much about Jesus’ filial piety as it is about the new community that comes into being through the power of Jesus. Because of Jesus, new relationships exist which previously didn’t.

This is essentially what church is: a bunch of people from vastly different backgrounds and ages, who speak different languages, who may not even like each other, is made into a family community because of Jesus and is able to call one another “brothers and sisters in Christ” and eat together at the Lord’s table. One Lord, one faith, one baptism.

May we gain a deeper appreciation for our church community and may we learn to give thanks not only for what Jesus has done, but also for one another in this community.