Advent and Christmas have at their heart a message of Hope and although Christmas will be different for most of us and harder for many, it can still gift us with a call to hope. Hope in the “Word made flesh”: Immanuel … “God is with us”.
Music can be a key way in which hope can be “felt” deeply in our lives. It impacts our moods. Times of lockdown have seen an explosion of music creativity. People have sung and played from driveways and balconies, choirs have sung to their communities via mobile phones and lap tops … nothing will stop us from making and listening to music.
“What music brings you hope?” This is the question I asked a number of friends and throughout Advent their musical choices will find their way into this calendar. As you use it, ask yourself the same question. Then let me know. I will be more than happy to include your hope-filled tune in the calendar.