Happy Christmas! May you and your loved ones have a really special day, despite the covid restrictions. In some ways, Christmas this year resembles the first Christmas – a young, vulnerable couple are alone in an unfamiliar setting living under strict government restrictions that determine where they will be, who they’ll see, and what they’ll do. The temptation for them to live in fear given what’s happening is also quite strong, and yet they choose to trust God and His plans, knowing in their hearts comfort, hope and courage despite everything they’re facing.

We hope that you enjoyed this journey through Advent with us and that it brought you some cheer in these difficult times. We hope that 2021 will be a slighty more normal year and that you experience peace in your life. Happy Christmas!

Thank you for joining with us, and for taking part by contributing to our puzzles, stories and photos, and through the competition. (The first five people to email libby dot hawkness-smith [at] oxfordmethodists dot org dot uk with the correct number of donkeys will win a small prize (but you have to be able to collect it from us in January).