The Nativity seems so distant from our modern lives. But what if the Christmas story took place today? What might that look like?
We must never lose sight of the fact that we struggle in hope and in certainty of final victory.
Sometimes God works secretly and behind the scenes, but He will reveal His work to us when the time is right.
Mary has no idea of all that will happen or what it will all mean, but she agrees to the prospect of her world being shaken.
For centuries the church has observed Advent as a time of preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth at Christmas.
Peace will come, and the restlessness will disappear, but while we wait… ‘The bells will keep ringing peace on earth and good will to men’
2000 advents on, and we join with a pattern of our ancestors, of remembering, re-waiting, re-living, and re-hoping. Was it always like this year?
Advent is the traditional sign that Christmas is coming – but it seems that the start of the season is now signalled to us by commercial organisations.
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