Letter From Rev. Sandy Cavalier
There are many varied events, celebrations and services at St Peter’s over the Christmas and New Year period. Something for everyone – do come and see. Details of all services and events are on the website.
In many countries around the world the celebration of Christmas on December 25th is a high point in the year. But why? Does it have any real meaning for us today?
For many, Christmas has become a kind of race, with people dashing around in a real frenzy; spending increasing amounts of money on cards, presents, food and drink, to get ready for The Day. Indeed, a visitor from another world might well think that Christmas was a festival to the gods of money and shopping!
However, many people do hope for more than presents at Christmas. We feel sure that behind all the glitter and fun (and face masks!) there must somehow be something more – some key to life, hope and happiness. That’s a real challenge, but one worth taking up.
In all our busyness can we prepare to welcome our Lord Jesus, who is at the heart of it all?
Come and see. Come and be blessed anew by the simple message that is as true today as it was over 2,000 years ago, when the world seemed hushed, ready in silent expectation; and in a simple stable, away from the chaos, in the stillness of God at the centre, Love was born.
At Christmas we celebrate God with Us – the incarnate, crucified and risen Christ. In the midst of the darkness and brokenness of the world, God’s Love lights a way forward – for no other reason than that he loves us.
May you be blessed with a peaceful and joyful Christmas and a hopeful New Year.
The following story ‘The Cherub’ is my gift to you all this Christmas.
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