All glory to the Light

Wednesday, 06 January 2021 All glory to the Light                        Reading: Isaiah 60: 1-6 Scripture: “Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and rejoice” (Isaiah 60:5) Reflection: Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, which marks the end of the …

Hope and expectation

Tuesday, 05 January 2021 Hope and expectation                                                                  Reading: Wisdom 10:15 – 21 Scripture: “Therefore the righteous….sang hymns, O Lord, to your holy name, and praised with one accord your defending hand…” (Wisdom 10:20) Reflection: At this time in our calendar cycle, perhaps more so than at any other time of year, we are …

Knowledge quickened with Love

Monday, 04 January 2021 Knowledge quickened with Love   Reading: Sirach 24: 1-12 Scripture:“From eternity, in the beginning, he created me, and for eternity I shall not cease to exist.” (Sirach 24:9) Reflection: We do not always have a second Sunday after Christmas Day, as this depends on the day of the week …

The God who makes us smile

St. Jude’s Church The Second Sunday after Christmas Day, Year B  03 January 2021 The God who makes us smile The Collect: O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of Him who humbled Himself to …

The One True Light

St. Jude’s Church Saturday, 02 January 2021 The One True Light    Hymn #300:      Christ is the world’s true light, its Captain of Salvation  (CPWI Hymnal #300) Verse 1:            Christ is the world’s true light, its Captain of Salvation,  the Daystar clear and bright of every race and nation. Reflection:  Jesus …

They that serve the Lord

Friday, 01 January 2021 They that serve the Lord   Reading: Luke 2: 22-40 Scripture: “The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon him.” (Luke 2:40) Reflection:  So many of the things we thought would happen in 2020 did not happen, and some even …

A Time for Everything

Thursday, 31 December 2020 A time for everything Reading: Luke 2: 22 – 40 Scripture:“…for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” (Luke 2: 30-32) Reflection:Rajini Coore’s article …

The Redemption Plan

Wednesday, 30 December 2020 The Redemption Plan Reading: Galatians 4: 4-7 Scripture: “And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.” (Galatians …

Everything on earth, Praise the Lord!

St. Jude’s Church Stony Hill Our Hope and Expectation Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas 2020 by The St. Jude’s Writers Tuesday, 29 December 2020 Everything on earth, Praise the Lord! Reading: Psalm 148 Scripture: “Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created. He established …

Rejoice in the Lord

Monday, 28 December 2020 Rejoice in the Lord Reading: Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3 Scripture: “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God…” (Isaiah 61: 10a) Reflection: This passage from Isaiah, written at the end of the Babylonian Exile,  is a reminder of the love that the …