Pastor's Letter

Dear friends,

December is definitely the hardest month to write the letter for – after all, what can I say about Christmas that I haven’t already said? What does Christmas even mean?

Consider                            Church                                             Christians
How                                   Hesitantly                                         Have
Ridiculous                          Redirects                                         Repented           
It                                        Intrepid                                             In
Seems                               Shoppers                                         Sackcloth
That                                   Towards                                          Thinking
Many                                  Marks                                              Mary
Adore                                 And                                                 Ate
Santa                                 Spencers                                         Shellfish

Somehow I don’t think it’s either of those. What about this one instead?

Cheerfully Hear Redemption Is Safeguarded To Many Afflicted Sinners    

I think that is a better summary of the message of Christmas! This is why it’s the season to be, not just jolly but cheerful, because God has heard our cry and come down to redeem and rescue. The birth of Jesus is a major event in God’s plan of salvation: the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, has finally arrived!

We say it every year, we sing it every year (and yes, I do love a good carol!), but it still needs proclaiming loud and clear: a Saviour has been born to us, and he is the Messiah, the Lord!

Happy Christmas!

David

(December 2017)