A LETTER FROM THE FEBC PRESIDENT
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” (Colossians 3:12).
In the book of Colossians, Paul gives instructions on how we are to live as followers of Christ. In this passage he instructs those following Christ to clothe themselves with characteristics that reflect their identity as God’s chosen people. Paul reminds us that through our relationship with God, we are enabled to demonstrate in our own lives the characteristics that Jesus demonstrated for us: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
In the Gospels we see many examples where Jesus was moved with compassion when He saw the needs of the people.
As Christians we are called to imitate Christ. Just as Jesus was moved with compassion by the needs of the people, we are moved with compassion when we see the multitudes around the world who still need to hear the Good News.
Today, as we allow that compassion to fill our hearts and lead us to prayer, we are taking on the characteristics of our Father and following Christ’s example. Thank you for partnering with us in prayer!
Until all have heard,
Edward W. Cannon
President and CEO