Posts Tagged ‘christmas’
January 6th and twelfth night means that the season of Christmas is finished for now.
Epiphany starts with the story of the Three Wise Men. Travelling across the desert and following the star, what a wonderful story.
Decorations down, Christmas trees put away or taken outside, tinsel and cards put into little boxes.
But we can’t do that with Christmas! It’s here for good!
The good news lasts forever.
When the winter continues and the days remain dark for a little longer yet, think back to all those messages of hope and light coming into the world…Jesus with us.
Rev’d Sue Martin
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
As the shortest day brings increasing darkness and wintry weather so our Advent calendars move close towards Christmas Day.
People rushing from shops to home, travellers stranded at airports or in planes, caught in the snow on trains and in the roads.
And then on Saturday, all will be calm.
At Faith Goes Walkabout look for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. Just some thoughts, prayers and the odd sermon too. Hope it gets you thinking or at least just a chance to read.
Sue Martin, Faith Goes Walkabout