Fourth Sunday of Advent: Children
It is all about children... the celebration of a new birth. A time to party and celebrate.
How many celebrations / parties have you been too, or held in honour of this great occasion?
They do not have to be raucous affairs, a simple gathering can still be a celebration.
Elizabeth and Zechariah were over the moon with their son, who they named John, in front of all the family. Causing a stir by using a different name. It was a simple gathering, but nevertheless a celebration.
And what of the birth that is about to happen, how will that be celebrated?
How will you encourage your children to celebrate this occasion?
How will you encourage them to remember what this occasion is all about?
O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Saviour of all people, come and set us free, Lord our God.