Cancel Christmas

Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.

A few weeks ago when cases of Coronavirus were increasing rapidly again across the UK, I read a number of articles where people were saying Christmas was going to be cancelled this year if they were unable to celebrate Christmas Day with their families.

While I can understand their disappointment at the prospect of celebrating Christmas Day in a different way this year, I was saddened that each of the articles focused on missing out on presents, food, and time with family, and no mention was made the the reason we actually celebrate Christmas.

The good news is Christmas is definitely not cancelled! Yes, it may be a very different for us this year, but we will still celebrate Christmas.

As a Salvation Army band, Christmas is always one of the busiest times of year for us. It gives us a great opportunity to share the hope that the birth of Jesus brings to the world, as we share our music and our message to many people. This year is going to be a very different Christmas for us as a band, as we we’ll be unable to be together to share our music with you in person.

However as we share music and devotions in the coming days, we pray that we may remind you of the reason Christmas is not cancelled as we celebrate that first Christmas morning, when the light of the world, Christ, was born bringing hope for us all.

You're still the hope of Christmas
You're still the light when the world looks dark
You're still the hope of Christmas
And You're still the hope of my heart

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