Day 24 - thoughts from the ChurchApp team
Silent night, holy night
Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart (Luke 2:19).
This scripture seems so appropriate for Christmas Eve, a silent night to reflect on the Advent season of waiting for the arrival of the Saviour; to ponder, to follow Mary's example.
As we reflect and ponder today, perhaps amidst the busyness of recent days the true meaning of Christmas has gotten away from us. But we can take a few minutes now to open our heart to Jesus once again. Every moment is a moment to start over. We can ponder in our own heart what God's presence in our lives means for us. We can take this time to create our own silent night, our own silent few minutes, to have our own time in prayer with God, one on one, friend to friend. The One who loves us is always reaching out His arms to us. As we pick up the infant Jesus in our heart, we can hold Him close and tell Him what's on our mind, and then be at Peace. Immannuel - God is with us.
That just about wraps up our Advent Blog series. We hope you've enjoyed hunting for mince pies and we look forward to announcing our Advent Calendar Competition winner very soon. It just remains for me to say on behalf of all the ChurchApp team, we wish you and those you love a blessed and happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
S. Today's your last opportunity to enter our free draw to win an iPad Mini for you or your church. See details below on how enter.
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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