“Grace and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ”.
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And so it is, that Christmas and the annual Covenant Service, the latter which John Wesley saw as a glorious opportunity for the Methodist people, worldwide, to corporately reaffirm their commitment to God, has come to pass! But as memories of Christmas and the Covenant Service begin to fade, I want to take this opportunity to remind us of the Magi’s significant journey and gifts to the baby Jesus, as the season of Epiphany continues.
The gifts of ‘Gold’ (honouring a King), ‘Frankincense’ (priestly offering to the divine) and ‘Myrrh’ (anointing in death), all point a message of hope beyond death. They also prepare us for the next major event in our faith journey, which will begin with a joint Ash Wednesday service at Upper Norwood, followed by weekly ‘DVD’ and discussions on the ‘History of Christianity’ by Diarmaid MacCulloch, culminating with Easter. I am sure the magazine is full of information and more, but I hope you’ll be able to join us for some of these forthcoming events.
“And now, glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, you are mine and I am yours. So be it. And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.”
May the rich blessing of Christ be with you,
Revd Abe Konadu-Yiadom