Well here we are in the final week of advent. The weeks have flown by haven't they. This final week will see many of us heading out to Carol services. Whether traditional or modern may they all reflect the true reason for this time of year, I pray that God will visit all by his Holy Spirit and that many will see, many will hear and many will put their trust in the Lord. Mary is the focus of this final week. As she stands she is the most famous woman in the bible, next to Eve.
Well it's week three of Advent and we are all jumping with joy at the coming of our Saviour and King. Chairo is the Greek for rejoice, it is a greeting, an introduction to a fellow believer in Christ. Imagine the scene; a busy market place, people bartering, buying and selling food and wares. Then you see two people greet each other with a shameless proclamation, "Chairo", "Rejoice", be glad, be happy, our savior is born/risen. What a wonderful witness that would be to you if
With Advent in it's second week now we are going to look at the arrival of Jesus. 'Christ the redeemer is born, Christ the redeemer is born'. This is after all the whole point of Christmas. Christ's Mass from the old Elglish 'Crīstesmæsse', is the annual Celebration of the Saviors birth, a public gathering involving music and Worship that we have managed to pin down to December 25th. This is of course most likely the wrong date, and as long as we realise this it's close enoug
So, Christmas is coming and is here. I love this time of year. It was Christmas 1989 that I re-commited my life to Jesus. I can still remember the large Nativity scene in the Church, in Kingussie, the flickering candles of the watchnight service and the peace of the walk back to my dorm in the Coylumbridge Hotel in Aviemore. I was once more reconciled to my Heavenly Father, the message of Christmas was never so real. Fast forward 25 years and we find ourselves in a different