Advent Reflection 21

“Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.'” – Matthew 2:13


“Did you hear what I was saying?”, says Rob. “Yes, I’m listening.” I reply. But we both know it’s not always true, especially if I don’t like what Rob’s telling me or what he’s asking me to do.

When God spoke to Joseph His instructions must have been so difficult to listen to. God told him to gather up his family and travel miles to become refugees in a strange country. What energy and courage that demanded.

But Joseph did listen and he obeyed God because he loved and trusted Him completely. What a wonderful example for us.


Speak, Lord, for your servant hears.
Grant us ears to hear,
Eyes to see,
Wills to obey,
Hearts to love.
( Christina Rossetti)


God is longing for us to listen to Him. Try and find a moment during the day, no matter how short, to stop, be still and just listen.

Liz Brown, Salway Ash PCC member

Advent Reflection 24

Today’s Advent reflection is written by Bishop Karen. “For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; …

Advent Reflection 23

Today’s Advent reflection is written by Sarah Keen. “and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfil what had been spoken by the …

Advent Reflection 22

Today’s Advent reflection is written by Barbara Simmonds. “Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt,” – Matthew …

Advent Reflection 20

Today’s Advent reflection is written by Patrick Evans. “And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country …

Advent Reflection 19

Today’s Advent reflection is written by David Shearlock. “On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid …

Advent Reflection 18

Today’s Advent reflection is written by David Campbell. “When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.” – Matthew 2:10. Reflection How wonderful for …
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