Each month a different member of the Trinity congregation prepares a few words which we hope that you will find interesting and thought-provoking.
This year has been full of ups and downs for me, as I am sure it has been for all of you. As we come into this advent season my mind turns to family, both near and far, blood relations and non. I don’t have childhood memories of advent, vague memories of advent services as a teenager being asked to read at the traditional lesson and carols service, practising in a large church and being told to talk to the organ pipes then all will hear you!
Advent is also a time when many hospices hold their annual ‘Tree of Light’ service. These services are so very special for the families and workers to remember those whom have passed; I attended my first when my father passed away. I remember the service as a place of true calm, where you could cry and no one looked at you, speak or be quiet, take part or sit out, whomever you were you were welcome to be there and welcomed as a member of a very large family.
Sometimes we all need to be reminded that we belong to the large worldwide family of Christians, who all, at this time, remember the gift that was given by our Father, his Son. He brought light into the world and was destined for great things in his life, but I think so are we; as Christians we touch a lot of people's lives and we will not realise. This has really come home to me recently with so many people passing on at Trinity, and realising how much their lives had touched mine, how much support they had given, how much a part of my journey they had been. When I moved to Knebworth in 2012 I felt alone, but now, in 2019, I feel more enfolded in a family’s love than ever before. With my Trinity Family I feel strengthened to move along my faith journey and be guided along its path.
Friends of faith with every step
As I walk along
My path, keeping me
In touch with our
Lord Jesus Christ
Year after year.
Trinity Church Secretary