‘Advent is the time to wait, then it’s time to celebrate.’
It encourages us to pause for thought, to make time in our busy lives to contemplate, afresh, in expectation, the reason for the celebrations to come. When we read about Christians around the world being persecuted for their faith, some of us, in here, may feel challenged, as to whether we could live such a faithful life. May we rediscover the amazing joy, wonder and awe behind our festivities, of God coming down from heaven to earth in the form of a baby, Emmanuel - God with us. God Bless. Matthew Burnell, Church and Community Minister, St Paul’s Church, Manton.