During the day to come, Christmas Day, some time, someone will show themselves undefended, helpless, awkward, clumsy, unapt, undignified, undone. That person is Christ to you. Keep the flame of the Word in the world by your gentleness, your love and your care for someone helpless this Christmas day. You will see the fulfilment of God’s promise, ‘The Lord is with you’. You will be part of the glory which brings heaven and earth together. You will shelter the flame which shines in the darkness, and the darkness will not overcome it.

Jessica Martin