Advent Saturday 24th December Isaiah 9:2

The people who walked in darkness, have a great light              Isaiah 9:2

 Today is the last shopping day before Christmas. The lights are still twinkling, the cash registers are slowing, the Amazon parcels have hopefully all arrived, it is finished.

Now we can sit back and wait for the arrival of Jesus. But wait!

Isn’t that what we have been doing, waiting for Christmas?

Maybe the question needs to be asked, what area in your life would you want Jesus to light up and illuminate and transform, the difficult relationship, challenges or situations?

Sometimes when arriving at our destination, we sit a little bit longer in the car, gather our belongings in the overhead locker on a plane journey, wait a little longer in a queue.

Jesus is saying to each one of us, wait a little longer, don’t rush, savour the moment in the here and now, for I am worth wait, the darkness has nearly gone and my light will shine brighter.

Never more does our world need the light of a shining star, but now

Guiding star,

As you gently rise in the sky tonight, shine brightly

So all can see you

Those who live east, west, north and south

Those who have lost sight

Those who do not know you

Those who need a light to guide their way.

Enfold us and take us to the place where Jesus will be born.

Amen

 

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