A word or two from Mairi
From "The Link" Parishes Newsletter,
The first year of the much anticipated Perth Presbytery Mission
Plan has now passed and we find ourselves still waiting for so
many answers. We continue to wait and see how it all comes
together and how it all pans out. Sometimes the waiting has
been frustrating, sometimes the waiting has been exciting and,
at times, with the uncertainty of everything, the waiting has been painful and hurtful.
At this time of year we are called to wait for a very different reason. As we approach the start of the church season of Advent on the 3rd of December, our thinking changes to waiting. Waiting in anticipation, waiting with awe and with wonder, waiting once again for the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Have you ever wondered what Joseph might have felt as he waited for the birth of Mary’s son and wondered if everything would then make some kind of sense?
Have you ever wondered how Herod felt as he waited and waited for news of this birth? Was it fear or was it anger?
Have you ever wondered how Mary felt as she waited 9 months to give birth to God’s Son?
We are so often called upon to wait on the Lord remembering that our time is not always God’s time.
This Advent I invite you to approach this time of waiting in prayer as you journey towards Christ’s birth in awe, wonder and gratitude.
May God’s blessing be with you all this Advent and Christmas.
On Tuesday 11th January 2022 Mairi
addressed the Scottish Parliament at
the invitation of one of our Mid
Scotland and Fife MSPs, Murdo Fraser.
You can view her contribution to the
weekly Time for Reflection here.