Advent’s Eve

The sunset sets on the end of an era, one of darkness and shadows. Soon a great Light arises, and with Him life and hope. No longer trapped behind doors of despair, for the Door comes to make a way. Arise and shine, for He has come…and will come, to remain forever, again. Isaiah 9:2,6,7 … More Advent’s Eve

Advent Messenger

“The Dayspring from on high has visited us; To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” What a powerful message to be given, announcing the ministry of Christ, and yet most forget the one who delivered it. A father in … More Advent Messenger

Advent Encounters

Encounters angels are so very much associated with the Christmas story, and in fact throughout the Bible. These were real, and brought hope and direction, messages from God, and always glory to the Lord. Such help also came from these messengers from heaven as they ministered to the saints. God is the same yesterday, today, … More Advent Encounters

The Advent Stand

Christmas looks a little different in one part of the world to another. In one place, snow covered trees, warming fireplaces, candlelight, and Yuletide cheer. In another, tall trees with a star on top stand against hot summer skies, cool shade and air conditioners are welcomed, long days a given, and refreshments sort. In all, … More The Advent Stand

Advent Gold

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, and yet it is also a season that seems increasingly commercialised by retailers, and accompanied by decorations that glitter, and packages that shine. For this reason it is difficult not to be cynical of the pressure to buy the bling, and perhaps the giving can be a … More Advent Gold

Advent Rest

Resting in the cool of the night, watching over their flocks, the shepherds who receive the angelic announcement of the birth of Christ seem to be a picture of the accompanying promise, “peace and goodwill toward men”. The crazy thing is that now as Christmas approaches our lives can seem anything but peaceful, and rested. … More Advent Rest