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Found 8 resource(s) in 'Looking at God', for December 2021.
Looking at God (all) for December 2021Advent From the Vicar A Christmas Gift What a Christmas Amazed! Music for the Messiah When someone you loved is dead ** Editor: The Revd Canon Paul Hardingham on waiting for Christmas. Advent Waiting is not popular in our culture, when so much can be obtained simply at the press of a button! Advent, when... (2474 words)
AdventWaiting is not popular in our culture, when so much can be obtained simply at the press of a button! Advent, when we wait for the coming of Christmas, is also an opportunity to learn what it means to be waiting for the promised return of Jesus. He says: ‘It’s like a man going away:... (303 words)
From the VicarWaiting is not popular in our culture, when so much can be obtained simply at the press of a button! Advent, when we wait for the coming of Christmas, is also an opportunity to learn what it means to be waiting for the promised return of Jesus. He says: ‘It’s like a man going away:... (303 words)
A Christmas GiftIt’s not easy getting the right Christmas present for others, especially in these uncertain times. However, the Magi’s gifts were entirely appropriate and help us to understand God’s gift of Jesus to us. ‘On coming to the house, they saw the child with His mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Him. Then they... (304 words)
What a ChristmasThe Bethlehem manger, shepherds, wise men, Jesus, Mary and Joseph – it’s all so familiar to older people, who are shocked to hear that younger generations may be hazy or ignorant of them. Aren’t they part of everyone’s education? Yet the first Christmas was restricted to just a few. What 21st Century Christians proclaim as the... (402 words)
Amazed!Some people like surprises. The pleasant ones, anyway! When we look at the Christmas story, it is full of surprises. Mary didn’t expect to be chosen by God to give birth to His Son. Joseph was surprised and shocked that his fiancée was pregnant. The couple thought they would start married life together in Nazareth,... (260 words)
Music for the MessiahHave you noticed that, in the Christmas story, singing is featured on three occasions? Firstly, after Mary was given a message from the angel Gabriel, and was visiting her elderly and pregnant relative, Elizabeth. Mary was so overwhelmed with happiness at the forthcoming miraculous births, she started to sing. Over the years, her words, known... (402 words)
When someone you loved is deadFollowing on from last month, the other lessons that I learned following my wife’s death were: That it helps to talk about your loss and the person you have lost. Sharing helps you to put things together in your mind, and is healing in itself. Don’t be afraid of pain, and don’t anaesthetise it or... (311 words)
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