Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The journey continues

Just before Jesus was born, Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, spoke of what was to come
“Through the tender mercies of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace
Think about people and places where life is a struggle, where things seem sad and dark.
Take a pipecleaner, and make something to symbolise this…when you are ready, place your figure close to the lights, and ask God to let his light shine into that situation, bringing healing and peace.

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it
Here is your space to be with God, to be warmed by His light and love.
Pause for a while, and enjoy His presence. Take a glow stick, as a sign of his constant presence with you.
Also, collect a glow-star and carry it with you….you will need it later on.

Hat tip to Jonny and to mayBe for the pipecleaner idea,-and photo. So simple, so stunningly effective (though I'm not quite sure what some of our creations represent...but then, I'm not the one who needs to understand them)


Ivy said...

What a lovely and moving idea.

Emily said...

That is very, very cool.

LutheranChik said...

I'm loving these Advent meditations.

Are these just white pipecleaners?

Kathryn said...

They are indeed...£1.50 for 50 of the things :-)