From Darkness to Light at Holy Trinity
We are all feeling somewhat flat and miserable as Christmas plans are cancelled and Lockdown is once more imminent. Even the weather seems dark and wet. That seemed to be our mood as we met in Church on Sunday afternoon, the fourth Sunday of Advent, in darkness.
Then followed a most moving service of readings and music for Advent. We began quietly with a poem, followed by a beautiful Advent lullaby set to traditional Scots music arranged by John McIntosh. We lit our Advent candles – for Hope, Peace, Joy and Love, each time accompanied by a reading, a piece of music and some prayers. Gradually more candles were lit in church.
We prayed for all the problems of the world and then heard again of God’s great love for all his people. His love so great that he sent his Son into the world. Nothing we can do, nor the world can do can turn God away from us. He is with us through all the trials of life, even the Pandemic. As all our candles were lit and we were sent out to be lights in the world, somehow, we all felt lighter. The world seemed a better place and we prepare to celebrate again the coming of a tiny child in Bethlehem – God with us.
We wish everyone a peaceful and happy Christmas!
Printed Friday 25 December 2020