It feels this week like a saviour has been heralded. A saviour for the whole world not just for me and you. What am I talking about…………? The Covid vaccine of course!
Science has done a remarkable job in finding what appears to be a vaccine for this virus. The relief on the Prime Minister’s face this week was noticeable as he announced science was our saviour.
In many ways science is incredible in that it helps cure diseases, puts satellites into space, helps us preserve our food, travel and communication across the world as well as many other amazing feats. For all its wonder and ingenuity science can’t answer all our questions or solve all our difficulties. We still die, we still suffer, we still have mental health problems, we still choose to use science in ways that oppresses people, not just set them free.
Advent prepares us to celebrate a time when God who loves us draws near. The Christian faith is not a faith that provides simple off pat answers to all our questions but it is a faith that points to a God who walks with us through the difficulties of life and gives us strength to face up to the challenges we face. Challenges like Covid, death and sickness.
This weeks Bible reading tells the story of the angels visiting the shepherds and declaring good news of great joy………. The saviour is born. So as we prepare to celebrate Christmas let’s remember the saviour of the world was born in a manger not a laboratory and lets celebrate with great joy!
Here are some notices for the coming weeks …….
If you live in Prettygate please take part in #LightUpPrettygate by sending a photo of your home/doorway/drive to firstname.lastname@example.org you can then receive a Christmas goody bag containing lots of fun things to help you celebrate Christmas.
Christmas Quiz is happening on Friday 11th December at 7.30pm. Do come along. Zoom details to follow.
Details of all the Christmas services should have been sent with this letter. Keep the dates free.
Thank you to everyone who has delivered flyers around Prettygate this week. There are still some roads that need doing. If you have a spare half an hour please grab a pile and deliver them to the community.