And so this is Christmas!

And our first one in the UK for five years so we are very much looking forward to being with our family and friends.
As part of our Advent preparations we have been reading the O Antiphons and the sonnets based on them written by Malcolm Guite who is an Anglican priest and author.
We’d like to share one with you and hope that you’ll enjoy it as much as we do. If you would like to hear it being read aloud, you can do so here.

O Emmanuel

O come, O come, and be our God-with-us
O long-sought With-ness for a world without,
O secret seed, O hidden spring of light.
Come to us Wisdom, come unspoken Name
Come Root, and Key, and King, and holy Flame,
O quickened little wick so tightly curled,
Be folded with us into time and place,
Unfold for us the mystery of grace
And make a womb of all this wounded world.
O heart of heaven beating in the earth,
O tiny hope within our hopelessness
Come to be born, to bear us to our birth,
To touch a dying world with new-made hands
And make these rags of time our swaddling bands.

Malcolm Guite

Thank you for your support over this past year- it has made our transition from Kenya back to the UK so much easier knowing that there were people cheering us on.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

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