RJRGLEANER Cross Country Invasion aims to unite Jamaica
The importance of love was the central message at the church service for this year's launch of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group Cross Country celebrations at the New Testament Church of God in Yallahs, St Thomas, on the weekend.
District overseer and host pastor, Bishop Leroy Muir, drew the congregation's attention to John 15:13, which tells of the love God has for His people.
Muir tied the subject of love to the theme of the celebration, 'Linking Communities, Uniting Jamaica', outlining that in order to achieve the desired togetherness, there has to be love across the nation.
"If Jamaica must truly become a community or a source of unity, then it takes the love of the Almighty God. It takes more than just saying 'I love you', because the same person who says 'I love you' will do you hurt. But when the love of God possesses your heart and your life, irrespective of what happens, you will commit them into the hands of the Almighty God," he said.
The bishop also expressed his respect for the security forces and members of the media, and implored them to include God in all that they do.
"The police are doing their best in carrying out their operation as they seek to provide security, and you (the media) are covering the country, but without God in your effort, you are going to fail. The Bible says except the Lord build a house, they labour in vain that build it, and except the Lord keep a city, the watchman watcheth but in vain," he pointed out.
General manager of Television Jamaica, Claire Grant, also stressed the importance of including God in everything the company does.
Noting that the recent upsurge of crime in the country was a "monster that needs to be tamed", Grant implored the people of Yallahs to play their part by refusing to remain silent on matters of national security.
For the rest of the month, church services will be held in various parishes as part of the multimedia house's way of thanking the public for its continued support.