An Advent Reflection by Phil Smith, Headteacher, Broadwindsor Primary School.
Luke 1:16-17 He will turn many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. With the spirit and power of Elijah he will go before him, to turn the hearts of parents to their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
Working in school at Christmas time is a great privilege. Each year we eagerly await the unveiling of the new Christmas Nativity play. There are so many ways to tell this incredible story of God joining us on Earth. My favourite all time character has to be the ‘second lobster’ in the nativity version shown in the film Love Actually.
John (who this passage refers to) was God’s messenger telling everyone who would listen about God’s son. I always think that the Christmas play prepared a new audience each year for that same message. Often there is a moment while rehearsing one of the songs or during the performance when I am still amazed and overwhelmed by this gift from God. It is not surprising that so many people over the centuries have trusted in God.
Dear Lord. Open our hearts to God’s message. Help us to be guided by your will. Support those that have lost their way to reconnect with your love. In your name. Amen
Christmas is a great time to reconnect with God. Open yourself to the good news message this festive season brings. Take a moment to listen to the story again whether it is at a school nativity, church service or reading the story at home.
-Phil Smith, Headteacher, Broadwindsor Primary School.
You can read all of the Advent Reflections via the following link – Advent Reflections 2019.