Our theme for Advent and Christmas this year is ‘Hope Has Come’. The Christmas story occurred among people suffering oppression and difficulty. As the words from Isaiah remind us:
‘The people walking in darkness have seen a great light’ (Isaiah 9.2)
The birth of Jesus at the first Christmas brought hope into the world. It tells us that we are not alone – one of the many titles for Jesus is ‘Immanuel’, which means ‘God with us’. In Jesus, God entered history, bringing hope into the midst of darkness and despair.
In 2021, we remind ourselves that ‘Hope Has Come’ into our world. Through the Covid19 pandemic, the challenges of climate change, oppression and poverty, we still see darkness in our world today. But, because Jesus has come, we know we are not alone. His love still shines in our hearts and world, whatever circumstances we find ourselves.
Because of Christmas, hope has come.
We do hope that you will be able to join us at any of our Christmas events and services this year, details of which you will find on this page.
There are no services at Holy Rood on 26th December, but you would be welcome at St. Edmund’s at their 9:30 service.