Monday, 3 December 2012

Nothing will ever be the same again

It's been a Christmassy few days.
Saturday night was the Golf Club Dinner and Dance.
We go every year with a group of friends.
It's always a good night.

Yesterday we went to the Dickens Christmas Fayre in Rochester.
And today we walked along the South Bank from London Bridge.
It was lovely to see the sights and sounds of the Christmas Market Stalls.


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Our purchase from The Christmas Market!

The trouble is it all feels different.
In my mind I hear the words 'Nothing will be the same again.'
Of course it won't.
Our family looks very different this Christmas to last.
But does different have to mean worse?
Can we still know Christmas Joy in our grief?

Graham Kendrick wrote about the birth of Jesus.
'And nothing will ever be the same again
This night has changed everything.'

The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world.
John 1:9

Jesus' birth changed the world.
He can change our darkness into light.

2 comments:

Anita @ Dreaming Beneath the Spires said...

Yes, each day is different, but each day has vivid skies, sweet people, and the joy in Scripture and the arts to comfort us. I felt totally bereft after my father died, but joy does slowly come in the morning!

Karen Sandford said...

Thank you Anita.