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A letter from our minister.
DECEMBER 2019 / JANUARY 2020 - from the church magazine.
Advent is a time of anticipation – looking forward to celebrating the birth of our Saviour when Christmas Day arrives. But we also look back and reflect on the experiences of God’s people as they waited for the coming Messiah – nine months or so of waiting in the case of Mary, hundreds of years of waiting for the people who heard the words of prophets like Isaiah, Micah and Malachi.
As Christians living in 2019, we can celebrate with joy because we know that God kept his promises, that the anticipated saviour did indeed arrive; and we can be inspired to reach out to others with love just as God reached out to us.
But we too are people that are waiting - because many of the prophecies concerning the Messiah have yet to come to pass. And so we look forward with hope to Jesus’ return (when those prophecies will be fulfilled), and have a sense of peace about the future because we know it is in His hands.
Isaiah anticipated both Jesus’ first and second coming when he wrote these words 27 centuries ago:
‘For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end.’ Isaiah 9:6–7a
Let’s hold on to that hope-filled vision of the future as we enter into the year ahead.
Wishing you every blessing for Christmas and for the New Year,