Sunday 3rd January 2021
As the old year ends and a New Year begins many people look at their life and make a New Year’s Resolutions.
Maybe this would be a good time to take another look at our response to the God who was born in a stable for us.
I’m not just talking about money that we give on the offertory plate, though that’s a part of it.
I'm asking, how well have we given ourselves to God in response to his wonderful gift to us?
How regularly have we spent time with God in worship, in prayer, in reading his Word?
How regularly have we given ourselves and our time to someone who needs love and compassion?
How well have we used our gifts to do our work?
How readily have we given God, not second best, not what’s simply ‘good enough’, but the best of what we have to offer?
The Collect for
Creator of the heavens,
who led the Magi by a star
to worship the Christ-Child:
guide and sustain us,
that we may find our journey’s end
in Jesus Christ our Lord.