This week's reflection brings a message about Australia Day.
Reflection of the Week - 10 December 2019
Posted in Faith
For most of us about this time of year we remind ourselves that we decided last year that we weren't going to have this last minute panic about buying cards, presents etc for Christmas.
We would remain calm and reflect on the wonderful gift freely given to us – God's son.
Take a moment to sit quietly and wrap yourself in the words of scripture.
This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit…
…an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins."
Matthew 1:18 & 21
Jesus Christ, as I eagerly await the message of your birth, I think about the times during the past year when I have not lived as you would want me to live. I have not always been kind or patient and have often gone my own way rather than following your path and yet you have forgiven me with unconditional love and grace.
Help me to remember your wondrous birth and the message of hope and forgiveness that you brought.
I will try and keep the “busyness” out of my Christmas preparations
and make them more about preparing for the birth of ist.
My gifts for family and friends will be from the heart.
My focus will be thanks and praise.
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As you celebrate this Christmas, and in the coming weeks, I invite you to remember in your prayers the South Australian communities who have been devastated by the bushfire events of the past few days which have shocked us all.