Christmas is nearly here, 4 days to go! Still time for the last of the shopping to be done, still time for the last of the presents to be wrapped and put under the tree.
On my way to church today I passed a Dad and his son sawing off the bottom of the Christmas tree, making sure it fits inside the house.
And now we have arrived at the shortest day of the year, the darkness is nearly complete. Makes me feel like hibernating!
If you are outside in the evenings take a look at the stars.
Venus is brilliant in the west. The dark night sky is just perfect to think about the brilliance of the star that rested over Bethlehem to show where Jesus was born.
‘All out of darkness there came light, which made the angels sing that night.’
Revd Sue Martin