An Advent Reflection by Neville Adams LLM.
Luke 2:1-5 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirininius was governor of Syria all went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child.
All journeys lead us into the unknown. Our Christian journey is no different. We start full of joy, excitement and anticipation of what might be in store for us, eager to serve God and share our experiences with others.Then comes those times when worldly demands cause a gradual drift away. Careers, marriage, financial objectives causing our Christian journey to falter. Like Mary and Joseph have we put our trust in our Saviour by putting worldly demands in their proper place, so that under his guidance, strength and love we complete our journey with all its challenges, disappointments, and joys, finally arriving safely into his heavenly kingdom?
Lord may we accompany you to Bethlehem, where you revealed, your love for each one of us. Now take us on to Calvary where your love triumphed over evil. Finally to Easter’s empty tomb, where you triumphed over death; for it is in that totally unselfish act of love and power that we find the strength for the journey we take with you. Amen
During Advent as we review our Christian journey are we actively sharing Gods love, and compassion,in a world that is in desperate need of His presence?
-Neville Adams LLM.
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