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wonders of Advent 2022

17 Nov

Wonders of Advent 202


Advent comes in winter. Within the four weeks the Christian church community prepares to celebrate the Christ coming in the form of a baby, the baby Jesus.
Each year I publish two thoughts a week ( on Mondays and Fridays ) centred on an Advent theme.

2022’s theme is darkness and light; light and darkness, and how each calls up, and defines the other. Both come together to illuminate the coming of Jesus in the story of the world’s salvation.
We will begin this Advent walk Monday 28 of November and complete our journey the 23 of December.

Light is precious always, but especially this time of year. Days are shorter, nights longer. People battle the darkness by stringing up Christmas house lights. Stores decorate themselves with elaborate lightings. Artificial lights are designed to stretch our hearts and minds. We long for light.

But all these lights are only serving to point us to the one true light, that all hearts yearn for, the light of God, a Saviour. Our Jesus, our baby Jesus.
Only a beautiful baby can light dark hearts. This Advent 2022, darkness and light, light and darkness.

theo, our sixth grandchild


Let’s begin walking. and seeing a Christmas child…