Hymn Meditation – Come, thou long-expected Jesus

Come, thou long-expected Jesus Every year we Celebrate your Birthday, Lord. Every year we Sing our Favourite carols, Hear familiar Scripture readings. Everywhere we look There is more joy and Happiness in those we see At work, At school, In shops, Even in long queues at The checkouts! Every year we Pray that you Will … More Hymn Meditation – Come, thou long-expected Jesus

Hymn Meditation – On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry Picture John, Cousin of Jesus, Standing in the River Jordan Baptising. When suddenly John, with stomach Full of locusts And other assorted goodies Announces that the Lord is coming And will bring Glad tidings For all. John has prepared The path, The way made straight. In our heart let … More Hymn Meditation – On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry

Hymn Meditation – The Angel Gabriel from heaven came

The Angel Gabriel from heaven came What a shock! How would we feel, Suddenly confronted by an angel! How did Mary feel? It must have taken time to realise it wasn’t a dream. It may have been a bit like this: “Hi Mary” said Gabriel “You are a very favoured lady”. “You what!” said Mary … More Hymn Meditation – The Angel Gabriel from heaven came

Isaiah 64:1-9 – A ribbon-wrapped box containing nothing?

Of course it’s fun to wear dreadful jumpers to work, it’s lovely to sing carols by candlelight, it’s even OK to eat so many mince pies that your friends have  to roll you home. 

But just before we dive head-first in to the glitter-infused double cream (with a healthy dash of sherry for Gran), let’s take this opportunity to slow down, and use Advent to prepare for, rather than pre-empt Christ’s coming.  … More Isaiah 64:1-9 – A ribbon-wrapped box containing nothing?