Thought for the Week

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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

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