December 22nd, 2017
Christmas message from CEO Alex Currie

My wife and I, along with four sons were spending part of our Christmas break in a remote mountain village in Fiji. To reach the village we travelled by canoe up the Navua River, then the children rode horses to the village 3 hours away. We were all invited to the chiefs house to enjoy a drink an eat. The kettle boiled over and open fire and cocoa drinks were made. When delivered they were piping hot. The chief took his cup, poured drink into his saucer, blew across the liquid and began to drink. One of boys looked up to me and said ‘Daddy, isn’t he rude!’ We were embarrassed.

Years later, I came across this poem by John Moore that I believe is relevant to our thoughts this Christmas.

Drinking From The Saucer

I’ve never made a fortune,

And I’ll never make one now

But it really doesn’t matter

‘Cause I’m happy anyhow.

As I go along my journey

I’m reaping better than I’ve sowed

I’m drinking from the saucer

‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

I don’t have a lot of riches,

And the going’s sometimes tough

But with kin & friends to love me

I think I’m rich enough.

I thank God for the blessings

That His mercy has bestowed

I’m drinking from the saucer

‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

He gives me strength and courage

When the way grows steep and rough

I’ll not ask for other blessings

For I’m already blessed enough.

May we never be too busy

To help bear another’s load

Then we’ll all be drinking from the saucer

When our cups have overflowed.

May your cup always overflow.

In the Western world our cups are overflowing, food is in abundance and we have been blessed. We are drinking from our saucer’s because our cup has overflowed.

Think about sharing a portion of that which you’ve been blessed with this year with poor families, destitute children, and trafficked women.

May you sense God’s blessings on you this Christmas.

Alex Currie, CEO ICC Australia