Welcome to December! We don’t often think of the Christmas rush as a time to relax. It’s exciting to reconnect with family and prepare for the upcoming festivities. It’s also the advent season. Advent is a preparation as well. It’s a preparation for new. We don’t often think of Christmas as a celebration of a new year. But the church calendar starts anew at the start of Advent! Christmas is a time to celebrate new. A new star, new visitors, and the new Saviour entering into the history of humanity as a new babe.

This Christmas take time to unplug from the stress and craziness to reflect on the reason for the season and our ‘new’ hope found in Jesus.