Christmas Blessings

Luke writes:

“Since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good to me to write an orderly account.” Luke 1 v3

Dear Friends,

Luke’s account of the birth and the actual arrival on Earth of God is the one of the four Gospels that I find most exciting. I have commented before that Advent is the “adventure” of Christ.

Most women awaiting the birth of their first child feel apprehensive, nervous and excited and the two pregnant women in Luke’s Gospel, Elizabeth, supposedly past child-bearing age, and Mary, a virgin, must have experienced all those emotions as the waiting time passed slowly and their time came. In each case the birth of those babies was a miracle brought about by the will of God. In each case the child was born for a special Godly reason. John was to be the forerunner and the baptizer of the Christ who was Himself, God on earth, the miracle maker, the teacher and preacher, the healer, the forgiver, the Saviour and the bringer of light into a dark world.

As I prepare this in the middle of October the shops have suddenly been transformed into Christmas grottos with tinsel, baubles, trees and cards, and I’m not ready!

I want to have the time of waiting…I’m not ready for the rush and bustle of Christmas time. I want to have a time of peacefulness and quietness, a time of meditation and sharing with others who feel the same so that I can enjoy once more the adventure of the birth of Jesus.

If you feel the same and would like to join me in the Chapel either on a Thursday morning or evening, you can find more details here.

May the Lord place His blessing on you and those you care about this Christmas time.

With love in Christ Jesus,

Marion

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