Every year at the beginning of December the Deaf Chaplaincy is invited to hold its annual carol service at the Church of the Annunciation, Marble Arch. It is always a special event with Deaf Christians from all different traditions and churches across London coming together to share in the telling and listening of the Christmas Story.
Last Friday was a very special event with Bob McFarland, sharing the message of Christmas. Starting with the story of Jesus’ birth, he reminded us that Jesus was the gift of God’s love to all humankind. Just as we wrap presents to give to each other, Jesus was wrapped in simple swaddling cloths and laid in a manger. A very humble beginning for the Saviour of the world.
As you unwrap your presents this Christmas, don’t forget that most valuable of presents that has been given to you… the gift of Jesus Christ, by whose death, we remember at Easter time, means we are forgiven of the things we do wrong.
Next year’s date is provisionally fixed for December 7th 2018.