HOPE is one of the words that gets thrown about at Christmas time alongside love, joy and peace, whether in Christmas carols, on Christmas cards or in polite conversation with those we don’t see very often. However in many ways Christmas in our real life experiences is very little like any of these words.
So what is true hope? The Bible speaks of hope as something that can be sure, certain and last forever. As a child I kept hoping Wales would qualify for the football world cup or win the rugby world cup but I am still waiting on both those counts. We can hope for so many things in this world that may or may not happen because we are not in control of it.
The Bible speaks of hope like an anchor for the soul, grounded not at the bottom of the sea but in Heaven where God is. The Christian hope is certain because it speaks not of things we try and control but of an eternal God who is in control of everything. He has done all the work in making it possible for us to have hope. And our hope is in a good God who is perfect and fair and loves you and me. He loves us so much He was willing to leave His place in Heaven and become one of us. He was born in a barn (literally), He experienced the joys and sorrows of everyday life so that He understands all that we go through, He was beaten, falsely accused, and suffered the worst possible death to take the punishment that we deserve. He rose again from the dead and is now in Heaven preparing a place for all who trust in Him. He offers the hope of life to the full here on earth and life forever with Him in Heaven. This hope, unlike the uncertainties of the world we live in (especially at these times), gives us a joy and a peace that lasts and isn’t just empty words. Why not consider trusting Jesus this Christmas?
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Happy Christmas, Alun
Our Regular weekly events are up and running again now. The exception is the Parent and Toddler Group, which may not be reopening because of lack of toddlers! We are happy to say that the roof repairs are all finished now and the kitchen, toilets and lounge are redecorated and in full use.
We are a small but lively evangelical fellowship that loves Jesus, believes the Bible & seek to share God’s Good News with the local community through both church based and outreach activities, as well as supporting Christian work across God’s world.
Saturday 8.30am on Zoom
Thursday 9.30am fellowship group at church.
There are occassional in-person Saturday morning prayer meetings.
Thurs (2nd and 4th) 7.30pm on Zoom
Fridays 9.15 - 11.15am. (not at the moment)
Inter church youth group
some Friday evenings.
Please follow the above links for more information on any of the activities, or feel free to use our contact us page if you have any questions.