It is always difficult being patient, waiting for a promised day of rejoicing. This year more than most many will be looking forward to seeing loved ones at Christmas and finding the waiting difficult. As we light the first candle on our Advent wreath we remember the people of God waiting many years for the promised Messiah. Despite all the difficulties of our present time we need to keep alert to the real joy of Christmas and look forward to celebrating the birth of God's Son, come to be with us and bring us the joy of his presence
Bible Reading: Mark 13:32-37
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