As the days get shorter as well as colder we find ourselves rapidly approaching the Advent Season and Christmas. For many people they probably just think of it as the ‘busy’ season or ‘party’ season. But for us it should be a season of hope and expectation. A season when we take time to remember that the long promised Messiah and Saviour of all the world has finally come. He came, not only as the baby in the manger in Bethlehem more than 2000 years ago; but he comes to each one of us who puts our trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us on the cross and who brings hope to the world.
Christmas is a time of celebration when families are re-united, friends gather together, and we talk of Peace on Earth and Good will to all men. Words are easy to say, but this year let it be our hope that many people will be inspired to perform acts of Peace and to share goodwill with others. Most of all, it is my hope and prayer that every member of the family of God, all who are part of the family which is Dalreoch United Free Church, will have the desire and the will to join with their Christian family to celebrate this Christmas.
Wishing you all a peaceful and blessed Advent and Christmas Season!