We ended our evening with the church choirs concert. The Swedish and International choirs sang, some children from the International fellowship sang a couple of songs from the program they performed last week, the Swedish youth choir and children performed Santa Lucia, live candles and all on the Lucia's head. There was brass and percussion and great voices and fun music. We ended the evening by singing O Come All Ye Faithful in both Swedish and English and all in all it was great fun.
I'm tired tonight but in a good way. I feel so thankful for our church and for the opportunity that we have to worship God, to know the depth of His love and grace around the communion table and sing his praises with joy and gratitude.
As we get a bit closer to Christmas, I leave you with words from my prayer for today...
Lord, as the growing light of Christ surrounds us, may we all know in a deep and abiding way that you do counter our despair with hope, our unrest with peace, and our sadness with joy. May we each know the truth of these gifts as we continue to prepare our hearts to celebrate the coming Christ once again. In Jesus’ name we pray these things. Amen.