ISAIAH 9 : The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.
For to us a child is born,to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor,Mighty God,
Everlasting Father,Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.
Thought : At christmas we remember that god gave us his son.
We exchange gifts at christmas which is a lot of fun, but how often do you end up trying to think of things to give people who have everything.
The adverts try and get us to buy all the latest products and many people feel the
pressure to spend more than they can afford.
A few things we have done occasionally to try and do christmas a bit differently.(Which I am sure
many of you have done too.)
Secret santa presents (less,but better quality presents to cut down on the toot)
Buy some chickens through oxfam present scheme.
Christmas hamper for those in need.
On the last point a friend of mine, Andrew lives in East Leeds. He asked for money (£15) so he can make up hampers for needy friends of his round where he lives. I think some are asylum seekers. If anyone is interested in contributing to this let me (rob) know.
Happy Christmas everyone.