One of the remarkable things about this blogging lark is the way that it really does enable a sense of community, even across international and cultural boundaries. Is it “far-fetched” to claim that this strange internet activity might have a small part to play in bringing the angels’ song of “Peace on Earth” just a little closer to fruition? Perhaps it is, and yet — wherever wounds are brought to healing, brokenness restored and love increases, that surely is the work of Christ. And I think I’ve seen some of that.
Blogging is going to be light to non-existent for a day or two I expect — but I’ve lined up a few of Mr Wesley’s nativity hymns to appear each morning, so there’ll be something new to enjoy even if I don’t put fingers to keyboard. The only thing that remains is to wish all readers a very happy, blessed Christmas. May you know the joy and peace of the Christchild. Whatever struggles you face in the future, may the light of the presence of Christ be always with you.
And I hope you get the presents you’re looking for!