23rd December 2017

SAT-7 UK - Advent Week 4

 

"The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call Him Immanuel."

Isaiah 7:14

 

This week, as we stop and look for the light in the darkness, we remember the birth of Jesus and pray for the nurturing of new life in the Arab world.

 

Mary and Joseph had the honour of being Jesus’ earthly parents, but Anna and Simeon also had a significant part in His young life. Their faithful fasting and praying came to fruition the day they recognised and affirmed the baby’s destiny as Redeemer of His people.

 

Pregnancy can be isolating and destabilising for parents-to-be in the Middle East and North Africa, in a culture in which superstitions proliferate and silence surrounds many issues relating to pregnancy and birth.

 

Seeking instead to empower expectant parents, SAT-7 PARS’ programme, Forty, provides information and advice for parents so they can make good decisions during pregnancy and birth, and welcome their child with love and joy into a new family.

 

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Whether we are parents or not, like Anna and Simeon, we can pray and watch for the fulfilment of what God has placed on our hearts.

 

What hope or dream has God given you? What are your longings for 2018 and beyond?

 

 

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Pray for all who watch and wait for new life in the Arab world, that they would see light break out in the darkness.

 

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As a new year soon dawns, think about what you are longing to see brought to birth. Be encouraged by Anna and Simeon’s example to persist in your seeking.

 

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Find a way to bless any expectant parents you know. Offer to babysit older siblings, give a gift voucher, or spend some time praying for them and for their child’s future.


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