Waiting in anticipation – that is what the season of Advent is all about. It begins on the 1st December and if we are fortunate enough to have an Advent calendar we will have the countdown of the season neatly marked out for us.
It is a time of stopping. It is a time to be still.
Stopping, and being still in December has become increasingly difficult. There is so much busyness; in schools, in shops, on the roads, in places of work, even sometimes in the church with all that is going on.
But there is the need to take time to prepare spiritually, to prepare our hearts and minds for the coming into the world of Jesus. To consider what we are waiting for. Over the next few weeks I hope that we will take that time and opportunity at St John’s; that we will come in anticipation as we wait together for the only Christmas gift that will never disappoint us or go out of date - Jesus!
Rev’d Karen Bradley