In amongst the absence of God speaking to his people,
the oppression of another Empire ruling over them,
the apprehension of what was to become of them,
and the narcissism of self-preservation, came the God interruption.
From the absence, came hope.
From the oppression, came joy.
From the apprehension, came peace.
From the narcissism, came love.
Emmanuel – God with us – interrupted human history and started to write a new story.
For December we are making space for this same interruption to grab us as we head towards Christmas by walking an advent journey through each of these themes together.
Hope, joy, peace, love… Christ.