Our Advent series begins with a poem chosen by Heather

Approaching Christmas
Lord, the rush has begun
and we know that it will be yet more hectic
as time draws near and we find ourselves
vulnerable to the stress of Christmas preparations.
 
But in this time and in this place
we can lay on one side all that pressures us
for here there is space
and here there is peace
 
and here is the challenge to change,
making ourselves vulnerable to you
the living God;
 
making ourselves vulnerable to the cry
of a helpless baby who brings life
and joy and hope.
 
Help us today to use our time
to listen to the one who prepares
the way for your coming
into every part of life;
in the name of Christ our Lord.
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