Advent Day 16 - For unto us
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Day 16 - thoughts from the ChurchApp team

Unto us a child is born

Jeremy

My favourite Christmas reading has always been Isaiah 9:6, especially from the Kings James Version, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

I love the language used in the Kings James Version of this Christmas reading; it always feels more poetic and a lot more like Christmas to me. The verse itself is beautiful, particularly in Handel’s Messiah, which I loved to sing in my old school's choir. The verse completely sums up Christmas - a time to remember God’s promise to us of His Son; the perfect embodiment of Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Especially in a time of worldwide trouble it is very encouraging to remember that His and every government is on His shoulder. He is in control.

Advent competition - find today's mince pieand you could win an iPad Mini

Each day during Advent we're giving you the opportunity to enter our free prize draw where you could win an iPad Mini 16Gb WiFi in the colour of your choice (silver or space grey) for you or your church. To enter, all you have to do is find the mince pie! Hidden throughout the ChurchApp website are numbered mince pies like the one above. Once you've found the correct mince pie with today's date on it, copy the URL of the ChurchApp website page from your browser address bar, then return to this advent blog page and enter using the Rafflecopter entry form below. You can only enter once each day (but come back to our Advent Blog each day to increase you chances of winning).

The winner will be chosen at random on 28th December and contacted by email. Your contact details will not be shared with third parties. By entering, you agree for us to share your name and church name in our competition winner publicity should you win. All the best!

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