Sunday, 25 December 2016

The People Walking in Darkness Have Seen a Great Light

At 11.30 p.m. people again gathered at St Paul’s for the Midnight Communion Service. The same message of Christ’s coming to earth was celebrated in a quieter and more reflective mood. The sermon reflected on the verse from Isaiah: “the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light.” and St John’s reflection that “people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.” Nevertheless, in Jesus, God still offers his love, his light and life in all its fullness.

The message was reinforced as we left church on a very dark night when many of the streetlights had been turned off.