Thought for the month


A message from Duncan:

As we travel through the weeks of Advent, Christmas and beyond, we can remember the Advent themes of Hope, Peace, Joy and love. For we remember this time of celebration and expectation, when Jesus was born and the time when he will come again. We also remember, as celebrate his birth that he was named:

“Emmanuel, which means, God is with us.” Matthew 1: 23

 For whatever situation we find ourselves in this winter, through Jesus God is always with us. If we feel despondent, or isolated, or lonely, or lost God is with us. He was born as a humble, helpless baby, homeless and poor, but filled with love – a love that would spread throughout the whole world, a love which we continue to echo and reflect in our lives today.

We hope that the vaccines which are now available will gradually bring an end to the very real threat of this global pandemic, and offer a light at the end of what has been a rather long tunnel. But in the meantime, let’s enjoy the light brought to the darkness by the birth of Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us.

Until we meet again (in person or through the lines of this page)
please take care and stay safe,
with my love and best wishes for a peace-filled and hopeful New Year