With Hong Kong beset by recent challenges and anxieties, how should its churches be witnesses of Christ’s love to those in despair? How can Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China (HKCCCC) as a church body demonstrate Christian commitment to the community?
HKCCCC General Secretary Rev Dr Eric So addressed this question in a recent pastoral letter, urging churches to persevere as competent watchmen of Hong Kong in the current situation by seeking strength and confidence from God. Taking a leaf from the watchmen of Jerusalem in the Old Testament who monitored the city’s stability and safety for a peaceful start the next day, Rev Dr So said: “When churches function as watchmen, they should not only passively monitor the environment and give comments, but more importantly to exercise the teachings of the Bible”.
Rev Dr So encouraged them to “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God” (Micah 6:8), which are recognised by Hong Kong Christians as fundamental virtues. In conclusion, he exhorted them to unite in mutual encouragement to offer themselves as watchmen of Hong Kong, as in “carrying out the mandate of justice, kindness and humility”, the oppressed can be liberated, and respect and inclusiveness can be upheld.
Read the full statement here: https://archive.cwmission.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/GS-October-Message.pdf