Found 10 resource(s) in 'Looking at God', for December 2019.
Looking at God (all articles) for December 2019Experience the Joy of Advent For to Us a Child is Born How to help someone who is lonely this Christmas From the Vicar Christmas – the most beautiful story ever told The best present ever! Wake up! It’s Christmas! Trusting God in all things THE WAY I SEE IT: Protecting the Innocent ** Editor: ... (3123 words)
Experience the Joy of Advent‘Fear not: for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.’ Luke 2:10 Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. The word ‘Advent’ is from the Latin word ‘adventus’ meaning ’coming’. Sometimes called ‘Little Lent’, it’s a time to prepare our hearts for the future Second Coming,... (365 words)
For to Us a Child is Born‘For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.’ (Isaiah 9:6) Approaching Christmas, we are very aware of the political and economic uncertainties that face us. The prophet Isaiah... (290 words)
How to help someone who is lonely this Christmas‘It’s gonna be a lonely Christmas’. The pressure to have fun with friends and family is real over the Christmas period. In fact, over nine million people in the UK say they’re always or often lonely. (Red Cross). When Mary became pregnant with Jesus, she probably felt very alone. Her situation would be seen as... (295 words)
From the Vicar‘It’s gonna be a lonely Christmas’. The pressure to have fun with friends and family is real over the Christmas period. In fact, over nine million people in the UK say they’re always or often lonely. (Red Cross). When Mary became pregnant with Jesus, she probably felt very alone. Her situation would be seen as... (295 words)
Christmas – the most beautiful story ever toldOn the BBC’s ‘Today’ programme last Christmas a distinguished atheist revealed that his Christmas routine included attending Midnight Mass. Asked why, he replied that it was the most beautiful story ever told and he didn’t want it to be forgotten. Up and down the country this month, thousands and thousands of parents will be attending... (318 words)
The best present ever!When I was a boy of about 11, I received my best Christmas present ever – a pair of new football boots. I was so excited, and had been waiting for them for many weeks beforehand. They were the very latest style, black with a white flash down each side, and rubber studs. I can... (297 words)
Wake up! It’s Christmas!Do you remember the excitement of Christmas Eve when you were a child? There was so much to look forward to the next day, and when you went to bed that night, probably later than usual, you were buzzing with excitement. Eventually you fell asleep and then the next morning you were woken by either... (304 words)
Trusting God in all thingsFor many, Christmas is a time of happiness and holiday. An opportunity for parties, concerts, pantomimes and watching children perform nativity plays. We exchange colourful cards, and presents, and prepare special meals for family and friends. We sing carols. We adorn our homes and churches with all kinds of decorations. All our celebrations are a... (401 words)
THE WAY I SEE IT: Protecting the InnocentThe day most of us call ‘Boxing Day’, was when tradesmen used to collect their annual tips from customers. It is named in the Church Calendar as St Stephen’s Day, in memory of the first martyr, stoned to death by an angry crowd because of his faith. That is a shocking footnote to the celebration... (334 words)
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