ADVENT - A TIME OF PREPARATION!
It's that time of year again. Advent - a time of preparation when we getting ready to remember the coming of the Christ Child - Jesus - the one who came to rescue us - to bring us hope, forgiveness and a future for all eternity!
So if it's a time of preparation, how do we get ready? Well it's sometimes difficult in the 'busy-ness of December, when the shops are crazy and blaring out music which doesn't seem to connect with how we're feeling. The temptation is to stay behind closed doors and wait for the craziness to pass! We could do that, although, in the process we might just miss what God intends for us, which is the peace, joy and hope which comes from an encounter with the Saviour of the World. We would be forgiven for thinking that the busy frenzied shops would not be the place to find such an encounter! That may well be the case, but Jesus chose to come into a hectic, broken world and meet with people where we are at. I believe he still does that today and looks forward to us taking time out to be still, to pray and to ask the questions, which he is ready to respond to!
I pray that you will indeed find the peace of the Christ Child - Jesus, this Advent.
"DRAW NEAR TO GOD AND HE WILL DRAW NEAR TO YOU." James 4:8
Why not come along to one of our special events listed below, or a carol service, or listen to one of our 'angel encounter' talks in the audio section or come along to the Live Nativity with your family on Sat 17 December and experience the Christmas story in a new way!