This challenge is now complete, please feel free to browse all of the
completed tasks via the Advent Challenge tab.
Well yesterday my task was to wish everyone I met with the greeting Merry Christmas. I would love to say I completed this task, but I honestly can not say if I did manage this task. I certainly wished a very large number of people a merry Christmas. Being out carol playing and then carols singing made this task very easy but the shear number of people I came into contact with yesterday I can not be certain that I wished absolutely everyone a Merry Christmas. However I am certain that I wished enough people Merry Christmas to consider for myself that I completed the task.
As for the Christmas Day challenge it was almost completed for me. In the service this morning at church we took out time to sit and pray for all those who have nothing and no one this Christmas. We prayed for those people who hope for visitors but never get them, the people who have lost everyone they have and are all alone this Christmas. We also prayed for those people both in our Church and in the world as a whole who have lost people this year and are struggling to get through the day.
I will also spend some time today once all the hustle and bustle is over to sit down on my own and pray. I will take the time to think about the people who really need God and who would benefit from being wrapped in His loving arms. This Christmas for me is a watershed moment in my Christian life. I have begun to see just what it means to be a Christian, it is about my relationship with God and about being serious enough about my faith to include it everything I do in all of my life.
I hope that you all have a great Christmas, that you enjoy spending time with your loved ones and that you have a most enjoyable day. But most of all I pray that you will all find the Christ in Christmas this year and celebrate the birth of our Saviour. For the final time this year I wish you all a Merry Christmas and pray blessings on each and every reader of this blog.