Pastor’s Pen December 2020
Dear Siblings in Christ, It’s Advent! Yes, already. And yes, there will be Advent Prayer…
Dear Siblings in Christ:
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. Christ, our true light has come and the light of Christ does not go out. Each day now, there is a bit more daylight, reminding us that the darkness of midwinter and of a global pandemic will not last forever. It is getting brighter every day – thanks be to God!
Hospital and frontline workers are beginning to be vaccinated. Nursing home residents are beginning to be vaccinated. It takes time, even more patience is required of us, but it is getting brighter every day. Our turn will come, in time. So in this time when even more patience is required of us I remind you to pray, look to the light that is Christ, the true light which enlightens each and every one of us.
With you, I am praying fervently that 2021 will be happier for the whole of God’s creation, for all of God’s children around the globe, and that we’ll be able to come together in worship and sing at the top of our lungs again. I am looking forward to the day when the nave will be filled. I am looking forward to the day when I can visit in homes and hospital again. I am looking forward to the day when we can take off our masks and see smiles. I am looking forward to the day when we return to three worship services every weekend and we celebrate Holy Communion at each one of them. Even more patience is required of us.
We will get there. It’s getting brighter every day. The true light has come and the darkness cannot overcome it.
God bless you and keep you this New Year.
Your partner in the Gospel,