Luke 2:25-32 NIV
[25] Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. [26] It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. [27] Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, [28] Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: [29] “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. [30] For my eyes have seen your salvation, [31] which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: [32] a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.”

Here was a man who had hope through a long advent and had been assured that God would fulfil his hope before he died – when he met Jesus all the waiting was worth it! Today we look forward with hope as we prepare to celebrate the coming of the saviour – when we meet him then everything is going to be ok!

My Lighthouse, my lighthouse
Shining in the darkness, I will follow You
My Lighthouse, my Lighthouse
I will trust the promise,
You will carry me safe to shore (Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
(Rend Collective)

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Christmas activities coming up this week include:

Friday – Ben taking Wormley Primary School’s Christingle Services
Sunday – 10.30am, normal morning service & 6pm, Carols by Candlelight, Wormley Community Centre (It would be great to have as many there from the church and their guests as possible!)

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