At this busy time of year we can be distracted from the real reason of this joyful season with the glitter, tinsel and commercial trappings. But as Christians we gaze with awe and wonder at the divine and fully human Presence of the Christ Child, and celebrate His love, peace and Hope for the world. We like the Shepherds are invited to come and worship, and make room in our hearts this Christmas and to honour Him as Lord and Saviour of our lives. May He do a miracle in your heart so that you can receive all He wants to impart to you and see glimpses of His glory that surprise and bless you.
It feels right to bring to you again words from an earlier prayer letter to bring encouragement and hope.
When we’ve been praying together recently deep-felt gratefulness to God for his faithfulness to The Magdalene Project in meeting need through the years has been a constant theme, alongside the thought that each of us is God’s Restoration Project.
We have sometimes simply rested before God in the prayer time, and drawn on his strength, his encouragement, his hope. We’ve also been acknowledging the Lord’s goodness in meeting Magdalene’s needs, both practical and financial, and meeting the needs of those accessing the Project for support.
Thank you so much for your prayerful support of The Magdalene Project.
We appreciate you.
Your prayer makes a difference. We see answers to prayer in people’s lives being restored, step by step.
Join us if you can on the 3rd Thursday each month 9.30am.
Recently I listened to‘Thought for the Day’ on the radio when Revd Dr Sam Wells was thinking about ‘waste’. I particularly listened for approaches to our own inner waste-places, those parts of our self or our life experience that we struggle with or reject, He describes waste as not just a practical issue but represents everything in our lives we don’t have a place for or don’t know what to do with: maybe part of our personal history we consider a waste, a decision or choice we made that we regret, a year at college doing the wrong course, a relationship that didn’t develop in the way we had hoped, or an apprenticeship or job with an employer who is a bullying swindler!!
Christmas gives us the opportunity to be joyful and grateful with those we know and love.
The Christmas season also heightens our emotions, and struggles that have been encountered during the year or long buried emerge, or relationship difficulties or loneliness from the loss of loved ones or their job can make any of us feel low.
Life can hurt deeply.
Many of those accessing support with The Magdalene Project face deep difficulties and losses.