Advent Calendar day 24: Christmas Eve 2021

Finally we have come to the last day of the advent season and tomorrow is Christmas day…. How exciting! And be today, I end this series with a verse from an old Christmas Hymn: O Holy Night

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother,
And in His name all oppression shall cease.

Adolphe Adam

This past year, the media has been rife with stories of discrimination, racism and many other oppressive practices world wide. In my own life, this year was filled with lots of strife at work and so this hymn is a comforting reminder that Jesus’ gospel, his purpose on earth is to bring and restore peace between God and man, man with himself and with others. His promise and what he offers is that in His name all oppression must and will cease and we will all be reconciled one to another and to God.

So on this Christmas eve, my prayer is that every oppression in your life ceases in Jesus’ name and may the peace of God rest in your homes and in your gatherings as you celebrate the birth and return of our Lord Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas from my home to yours.

Yours Truly

Advent Calendar day 23: ‘Nuff said

If God could sit and reflect on the year I have had with me, I am pretty sure His advice to me for next year would be exactly the reading from today:

In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
2 Timothy 2 : 20-26 NIV

‘Nuff said.

Yours Truly