Turning the tables

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Looking at the news, it would be easy to conclude that God – if He exists – does not have a plan. Or that if He does, then it is going badly wrong. As ever, the poor and weak suffer at the hands of the rich and powerful.

But the story of Christmas tells us otherwise. God does have a plan.

It is a plan that focuses on a baby, born to a poor, young teenager. Even the rich and powerful King Herod is unable to thwart the arrival of this promised Saviour.

It is a plan that involves turning the tables. As Mary sang, “He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty”.

It is a plan that includes you. And you are cordially invited to celebrate at your local church this Advent or Christmas. Details of a variety of special services and events can be found here.

With warm greetings from All Saints’ Chilton and St Matthew’s Harwell.

Revd Dr Jonathan Mobey
Rector of Harwell with Chilton
December 2014