Christmas Message 2008
“‘I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.'”
Each year, Christmas brings together families, friends, and communities to rejoice in the birth of Jesus Christ and celebrate the wonderful gifts God has bestowed upon us. During this season, we remember Jesus’ birth from the Virgin Mary, His justice and mercy that changed the world, and His ultimate sacrifice for all people. Though Jesus was born humbly in a manger, He was destined to be the Savior of the world. The light He brought into the world continues to break through darkness and change people’s lives two thousand years later.
This holiday season, as we rejoice in the good news of Jesus’ love, forgiveness, acceptance, and peace, I encourage everyone to show grace to those less fortunate, just as God showed it to us. By serving those in need and through other acts of love and compassion, we can honor God’s goodness and affirm the immeasurable value God places on the sanctity of life. We remember the members of Chinese Human Rights Movements serving to secure God’s gift of freedom for others around the nation and the globe. All Chinese are indebted to these men and women and their families for their sacrifice, devotion to liberty, democracy and patriotism.
I send my best wishes for a very Merry Christmas. May you be surrounded by loved ones and blessed by the Author of Life during this joyous holiday and throughout the New Year.
May God bless you and may God bless the Republic of China.
JEREMY C.K. SHIH
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Christmas in Shanghai 2008
基督紀元2008年 | 中華民國97年 | 十二月 | Photos by Jeremy C.K. Shih | Shanghai, R.O.C.
J’s City Plaza
【 久光百貨 】
【 恒隆廣場 】
【 中信泰富 】
【 梅龍鎮廣場 】
K. Wah Center
【 嘉華中心 】
Shanghai Times Square
【 大上海時代廣場 】
【 無限度廣場 】
【 新天地 】
Nanking Street East
【 南京東路 】
【 來福士廣場 】
【 家樂福 】
【 全家 】
【 百樂寓所 】
December 23 – The 2008 Family Christmas Tree
December 24, 25 – Christmas Eve Music Service at Community Church
December 26 – The 2008 Christmas Boxes
[* For latest photos of my trip to Europe, to be released in January 2009.]
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