12th February 2014
Anna’s and Simeon’s prophecies share a note of hope and expectation, along with declarations that in this child God’s promise is moving into realisation.
Going back to the beginning of Epiphany there was a showing of rich and poor, learned and ordinary, kingship, worship and death. Glimpses of who and what Jesus is to become.
This series of thoughts ends with the mature, with male and female the promise of hope and expectation.
Whatever your gender or status etc. God’s love makes all things new and all things possible.
The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church
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Tuesday 9th December 2014
Nothing to be ashamed of really. Except I’m a 49 year old man and a Vicar.
But then the season of Advent, the four Advent Calendar weeks before Christmas is a time of pregnancy. Or should I use the words a time of expectancy.
Children are expectant and grown-ups get caught up in that excitement.
Christian ministers are expectant in who they may see at Christmas and those who will need supported during the season.
What will you expect and how can you heighten your awareness of others in need and the sheer beauty of some of the moments of Christmas. Be expectant and your visions of joy will be multiplied.
Rev’d Canon Simon Moor, Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church