The 14th Day of Advent

By Simon B.
This year in 2020, the month of December looks very different to that of any other since possibly World War II. There’s no office parties, singing in the park, open singing in church, mad dashes to the shops to buy presents. We’ve had to shift our lives online and become impersonal. Even the number of people we can invite around for Christmas day has been limited depending on where you live.

If we are honest, the world feels a little bit more subdued and frightening. It’s hard to find everyday optimism.

The Lamb of God

But here’s the thing, there’s so much to be positive about. We have the Christmas message which was prophesized by over 300 references from the old testament. The whole month of December is dedicated by the modern world to the birth of a child, the lamb of God, his first born. There was such power in birth because of the hope he brought us and the founding of Christianity.

Jesus came from a poor family of of village dwellers working as “tekton” or carpenter. In the proceeding years, much happened, he delivered his message of salvation and showed us how to live. That divine life of only 33 years set forth a miraculous change in the world that lasts to this day.

John Chapter 1, Verse 14

“14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Possibly some of the most powerful words ever written, they cut through the darkness to give us the power to endure and be faithful. So when you are feeling down, low or missing the warm of human companionship, send your eyes and your heart upwards and give thanks.

Insert Christmas Choral music here where John CH1 is sung.

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