Almost There

Candelight by Gordon McKinlay
Candelight, a photo by Gordon McKinlay on Flickr.

The waiting is almost over. Christmas is nearly here. The presents have all been bought, wrapped and labelled.  The fridge and freezer are full of food.   Although working right up to Christmas eve the preparations are all pretty much done.  The last few weeks have been busy and I have been feeling a bit under the weather for some of that time.  Despite all that it is good to spend some time thinking about the meaning of Christmas.  Reading, listening and watching glimpses of the true meaning of this time of year help me to get my focus right.

Advent is a timing of expectation. A time when we look forward. A chance to reflect on the story.  Christians believe that light cam in to our darkness through the life of a tiny baby in a dirty smelly cattle shed in a land far away and long ago.  Wordlive have been doing a series of simple animations every day throughout advent.

You can watch the whole video here.

They have also made the whole thing available to download and use off-line. It is a very simple telling of the ancient story but one I have found very refreshing this advent.

I hope you have a very happy and blessed Christmas. I also hope you find the videos of interest this Christmas time.