In the bleak midwinter

The nights are drawing in, it’s getting colder, heralding the approach of winter and Christmas. This is a busy time of the year, when we prepare for the celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In one of my favourite Christmas carols, ” In The Bleak Mid – Winter “, Christina G. Rossetti (1830 -1894) describes the Nativity scene in winter in her own imagery.

Due to unforseen circumstances life can be cold, bleak and hopeless for some of us, with one problem after another just like “snow on snow, in a bleak mid – winter”.

When everything seems so cold and dreary Jesus came to give us hope.

The last verse in the carol captures my attention.
“What can I give Him, poor as I am,
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man,I would do my part,
Yet what I can, I give Him-
Give my heart”

Personally, giving my heart means to believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and to trust and love Him. I can lay all my cares, hurts and sorrows at His feet and receive His Peace , Joy and Love.

Jesus said,”I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life”. John Chapter 8 .verse.12.

Jesus invites us to make a place for Him in our hearts and share the warmth of His love with friends, relatives, neighbours and those in need.

Sundari Nagamuthu
King’s Lynn Christian Fellowship,

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