Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

I hope you all had a good weekend – it is certainly getting colder and darker now that we are rapidly approaching winter. In fact today is the last day of November, so we are very close to being in December – when we can finally mention the ‘C word’!  Tomorrow morning many of you may well open the first window of a special calendar – an Advent calendar. However, if you do – you are technically 2 days late, as Advent begins on the 4th Sunday before the 25th December – which was yesterday!

Do you know what Advent actually means, and why we have the countdown to 25th December? Watch this video and see if you can find out what the word Advent means…

In this video we learn that Advent is the season when we prepare and get ready for the arrival of Jesus Christ.  Have a think about all the things that your families do to prepare to celebrate the arrival of Jesus on 25th December?

As we go through the month of December, and as we approach this special day, think about all the preparations that we are making and ask yourself why? Why are we writing and sending cards of good wishes? Why are we buying gifts for family and friends? Why are we decorating our homes?

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,
Thank you for this most special time of year, when we celebrate Jesus coming to earth.
As we decorate our homes, buy presents and write Christmas cards, help us to make ourselves ready to celebrate this very special time.
May our homes be filled with love and happiness this Christmas.
Amen.