From The Adventist News Network report on World Church President Jan Paulsen's Christimas message:
Pastor Paulsen prayed that everyone would "experience the peace, love, and hope of our Lord, Jesus Christ." He also specifically prayed for hope in some of the world's most conflict-prone areas, such as "the people of the Darfur region in Sudan; those caught in the turmoil and violence of Iraq and Afghanistan; the many millions of people in many parts of the world who live each day in fear and poverty, and who struggle for the basics of survival."
Paulsen also spoke of the hope the Christmas season brings -- a time when many Christians celebrate Christ's birth and life.
He said sharing this hope was part of the Christian's responsibility. The hope that Jesus gives each Christian is "a hope that always looks outward; and always looks through eyes of compassion," Paulsen said. "We are His agents of hope -- it's reflected in the choices we make and in the ways that we demonstrate the presence of God in our everyday lives."
Visit the Adventist News Network web site for the full report by Taashi Rowe and to view or listen to the entire message.