As I sit in my lounge writing this post it’s 9:00 pm on a pretty cold night. We have almost reached the end of what has been a pretty challenging year for us as a church and I have no doubt for many of you reading this.
But as we’ve been through these last few months and faced changes in the way we do things as a team we have asked ourselves where it is that we believe God might be leading us, as individuals and as a church.
As we look ahead to the imminent start of 2017 in just around 10 days time, it can do no harm to ask ourselves that question in preparation for all the opportunities and difficulties we may face in the new year.
Just as so many years ago, different groups of people set out on their own journeys, scholars from an unknown location travelled following a star, a group of males whose job was to tend sheep heading to the same destination, to find a young couple who had arrived earlier and found no place of comfort but instead faced cold nights in the same place that was used by animals for feeding and sheltering. On that cold night some 2000 years ago the young woman gave birth to her first born son, Jesus
All these years later every one of us has the same opportunity to take our own journey to meet Jesus, not the new-born babe, but rather the grown, crucified and risen saviour of all mankind.
Where will God lead you in the last days of 2016 and into 2017.
On behalf of the team, I pray that you will have a peaceful Christmas and blessed new year.
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