IT'S NOT ALWAYS A TIME FULL OF JOY...
Abi and Lily talk about Mary and Joseph being alone and away from family at Christmas time. We are thinking today about those who are alone, those who have been bereaved, and the prison work in Rugby.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
Invite someone to join you for Christmas day, following government regulations and social distancing guidelines. Either invite them to your home or join together via zoom or telephone.
Write a prisoner a Christmas card. Using the card in this box write a Christmas message and post it back to BEC along with a small chocolate bar where we will forward to a prison chaplain.
Invite someone for a walk and a coffee, following current social distancing guidelines.
Pray for those whose Christmas time is altered due to lost loved ones.
Pray for those who will be apart from their family this Christmas time.