Advent 24

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We’ve made it. Just one more sleep until the day itself. And then. Well. Back to normality. Hopefully a bit more aware of hope, wonder and a birth, life, death and more that is still making waves across the world.

Today we attempted to contain the boys over excitement.

We went to church and I got to read out one of my favourite passages in the Bible (John1) and hopefully provided a space for people to start to treasure the reality of Jesus in. You can listen here.

I was reminded that the light has come into the dark and the dark is really clueless as to how to cope. Phew.

I played one of the songs that always fills my heart with hope. You can listen to that below.

Throughout today I was aware that this day is hideously painful for friends of mine and remembering that Christmas really sucks at painful sad times. So much love to all who are struggling tonight to see the hope.

We dashed out this after for a brief run on a windy seafront and found ice cream.

We made gingerbread people and somehow we are about to convince the boys that sleep might be a good plan.

All in all it’s been a fairly routine Sunday with extra madness added in for dramatic affect.

After all this wonder recording this month I’m going to step away from the dopamine hits of those little red ticks and get away from social media for a few days over Christmas. I need to stop. I want to live an unrecorded life for a bit. I want to find Jesus at the end of this slightly mental year. I’ll be back with lots of lists summing up the year in a week’s time.

Happy Christmas to you all!

Oh and one more thing…

I’ll sign off with my favourite quote from the new Star Wars film.

“Hope is like the sun, if you only believe in it when you can see it you’ll never make it through the night.”

Here’s to finally making it through the night one day…

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