Our Minister: Rev. Richard Lowson

 

 

The Light Shines...

I do like Christmas lights. Anytime now you will find me upstairs at the front of a double decker route master bus travelling down Regents Street/Oxford street, gazing in the windows of the large London stores, losing myself in the lights and atmosphere of Christmas. Lost in wonder.

This takes me back to an annual treat. My parents did not drive but once a year my Aunt and Uncle drove me and my siblings to the city of Sheffield to gaze at the Christmas lights. We were lost in this spectacle, gazing up in wonder to a winters night filled with a million coloured stars. To a small village boy this was wonderful – Christmas started here. The simplicity of a few coloured lights.

This Christmas we have the opportunity to shine in our communities through our Christmas Tree festivals, Candle lit Carols and Christingle services. These are great opportunities for us to create a worshipful, wonderful atmosphere to share our faith story. These are non-threatening opportunities for those on the fringe of church to join us, for people again to connect with the Christmas story.

2000 years ago it was shepherds on the hillside that could not wait to share their experience of that infant birth, they wanted the world to know. Let us get the word out there – invite friends, neighbours and families; pass on the flyers and get the message out into our community.

It’s about a God who enters through the darkness and chaos, a God who makes himself vulnerable. Jesus the light of the world.

Have a very special Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Richard