CBF Christmas Message 2020





    My dear brothers and sisters,

    Warmest Yuletide greetings from the Caribbean Baptist Fellowship. We all know that this season is usually characterised by fellowshipping and spending time with family, friends and loved ones. We usually look forward to visits by relatives from abroad and hugs and kisses from those near and dear to us. However, with the restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 all of these activities will be impacted. With this new reality there are many persons who will experience a sense of despair, uncertainty and hopelessness.

    The biblical narrative of Jesus’ birth tells us of the expectant parents of the Savior experiencing a time of uncertainty and despair when they could find no place to deliver their baby (Luke 2:1-7). No friendly neighbours, no warm fellowship with family and friends and no hugs and kisses from loved ones.

    But God made a way, he provided a bed, even though it was made of hay, he provided companionship even though it was with the animals, and he sent men bearing gifts even though they were not family. What does this say to us? It says that God will always provide for His people. He will make a way. It may not be in exactly the manner to which we are accustomed and it may not necessarily be in the timing we expect. We must believe and continue to be hopeful. Let us see the hand of God in every situation even in times of difficulty and challenge. 

    I believe that God can and does work in times of uncertainty and disaster. He does his work in us, for us and through us.  

    It is anticipated that in the year 2021, approximately 2.7 million persons will be pushed into extreme poverty in Latin America and The Caribbean. Many have been left homeless as a result of natural disasters such as hurricanes and storms. Let us allow God to work through us to alleviate some of the suffering. Let us stretch a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in San Andres and Providencia, many of whom have lost home and possessions in the hurricanes which devastated the islands in November. As members of the CBF and as Christians who have heard the words of the angels singing “peace on earth good will towards men” (Luke 2:14), this is the time to show the world we are Christians by our love. This is the time for us in the Caribbean and beyond to lend a helping hand to show solidarity with those suffering loss as a result of the COVID19 Pandemic.

    This Christmas and beyond, let us be authentic in our love, selfless in our service and blind in our acts of goodwill. On behalf of the CBF family and my own family, my wife Karlene, my children Kerel, Khadine and Karissa, I wish for you a blessed and Holy Christmas and a Christ-filled 2021.


    Merry Christmas!

    Rev Anslem Warrick

    Executive Secretary Treasurer (Elect)

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