Thought for the Week
With less than four weeks to go until Christmas Day we are now in the season of Advent.
Advent is all about waiting and preparing for the big day itself.
Alongside local churches we are in the midst of delivering Bubblegum n Fluff to primary six pupils across Rutherglen and Cambuslang, and one of the big themes of this is waiting.
We look at the importance of waiting and consider what we do with our time when we are waiting for something big.
For many people the wait is almost over for, hopefully, the sequel that the original Star Wars trilogy deserves, and for some fans the wait was too long.
If we sit around and do nothing the time is likely to drag by, however if we use our time wisely we will find that time passes by a lot quicker.
In the Bible we read of Anna and Simeon who waited patiently for God’s promised messiah and while they did they lifted their hands to God in worship, praise and prayer. They were both rewarded by meeting Jesus as a baby.
During this busy time of Advent why not take some time out to reflect on what Christmas really means to you and how you are going to spend this time of Advent preparing for the big day.
I don’t mean getting all the presents, preparing the meal or putting the decorations up, I am talking about reflecting on the message at the heart of this season, the baby that was born and changed many lives as a man and continues to change lives today.
Don’t just let the season pass you by without taking time to consider what it is all really about. Ross G Murray: Senior Youth and Schools Worker Cambuslang & Rutherglen Christian Reachout Trust