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Love: the Essence of Easter [Happy Easter]

Easter is a solemn period in Christendom – it is a period that is usually reserved to remember the very striking experiences that followed the very last days of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ just before his death on the cross.

Love is indeed the essence of the Easter period and infact the basis of our Christian faith. God proved his love for mankind by sending his only son to die for our sins. Jesus Christ also proved his love for us by enduring the pain and shame that accompanied his Crucifixion on the cross of Calvary so that those who believed will be saved.Happy-Easter-day-Backgrounds-13-1024x576

In the book of Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

These words of Jesus were best proven throughout his lifetime but more particularly during the period of his death – he proved truly that when love is your focus, it can make a lot of difference.

God is Love. He created us in Love.

He showed us Love by sending his Son to die for us.

Jesus proved his love by accepting the Father’s will.

Jesus showed us he loves us by promising to send us the Holy Spirit who will guide us to all truth.

The Holy Spirit at all times serves as a guide and compass to us in utmost Love, which never interferes with our will power.

Can’t you see that everything about God just expresses his love?

Go out this period and show someone some love and prove today that you are truly a follower of Christ and an obedient servant. The world is where it is today because of man’s lack of love fueled by greed and selfishness. A man who has love will not instigate in another country just to get her natural resources neither would a woman who had love do all she can to grab power just for the purpose of manipulation – I am sure you get the drift.

So, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen. (notice the word love in this widely said daily prayer).

Prove your love to God by completely surrendering your life, will, dream and passion to his complete will through the saving grace of his son Jesus Christ.

On behalf of the entire CFA team, I wish you a love filled period of Easter. Happy Easter!!!

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Christmas in a Digital World

Merry Christmas

This is truly that time of the year when most people are in the mood for some dancing and celebration…. I am too! As a growing child, I always looked forward to the Christmas holidays because it is indeed a period for family re-union and fun generally.

I remember growing up my parents would purchase loads of print format Christmas cards that would be sent to friends and family as a way of celebrating the season with them. Has this trend changed completely? I don’t think so, however, I can tell you for sure that the younger generation will certainly buy lesser Christmas cards and don’t ask me why – we both know the digital revolution is responsible.

A good example

Since the beginning of December, I have shared the above banner as a Christmas card to friends, partners, colleagues and clients on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blog, Blackberry messenger and via email. I have no doubt that this simple modern-day strategy has reached out to minimum of 1,000 people (and counting) that are connected to me, in just a few days.

Questions to Ponder

  • Did my parents ever reach out to 1,000 people? No!
  • What does this mean for the future? In my opinion, the need for print cards will be greatly reduced.
  • Would I ever buy a print copy card? Probably, but very few copies if I ever have to.

Conclusion

I do not intend to bore you with my stories but I am sure you get the drift. I urge you take the Internet much more seriously come next year. Don’t just see the Internet as a social platform but also as a formidable business platform. We are here to help you make sense of the complex nature of the Internet – feel free to contact us anything.

Finally, please do not forget the reason for the season – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Joy to the world, the king is born………. Merry Christmas to you and yours 🙂