Advent 2016

Church News | Monday, 28 November 2016 |

By Joan

The first Advent candle of HOPE

The first Advent candle of HOPE

Once again, we had the pleasure of witnessing the first of the Advent candles being lit at this morning’s service. Advent is a time of anticipation and wonder, a hope that is to come into the world to love us, to teach us, to die for us…

The Candle of HOPE: Hope and anticipation make us feel excited of what is to come, without hope there is nothing to look forward to, nothing for us to think about and prepare for. We must always be ready – but for what? Without hope in our lives there can be no enthusiasm, no interest and no eagerness in the future.

In her address at the 10.30am service, Revd Carolyn told us how when she was young, her parents used to save some money each week in an old tobacco tin labelled ‘Holiday’. She said how excited she would be thinking of the family holiday that was to come, she would wait and wait, for what seemed an age and as the time of the holiday drew near she and her younger brothers would be too excited to sleep properly.

Most people look forward to enjoying Christmas and all it entails, but without a faith and the hope of the Infant Jesus coming into our lives once again the days following Christmas can be meaningless. Whereas, with the hope of the light of the world filling our days we look forward to a life filled with Love and enlightenment.

Excitement in Grandad's old tobacco tin.

Excitement in Grandad's old tobacco tin.



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