December

Well, Christmas is nearly upon us and what a privilege that we have the opportunity to really dwell on its significance this year. We are truly blessed as Christians to recognise the gift of Christ that surpasses anything we could possibly hope to give or receive.

Some kind folk have already put fairy lights up in their front gardens, making a late afternoon or evening stroll feel a little magical. In the dark and cold, it’s heart-warming to know that somebody cares enough to shine their little lights for us. That reminds me of the children’s hymn, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…”

That’s good for us all to remember as we face the revised, COVID Christmas season. Let’s think of the friendship we’ve shared at Fellowship, the laughter, the warmth and hospitality. Christmas is a time to be grateful, to give thanks, to count our blessings. So it must be the right time to polish up our lights so that they shine brighter than ever and keep shining through the darkness until we meet again, God willing, in the New Year.

Every Blessing from Sue Thomas and the Fellowship Committee.