Monday, 24 December 2012

Beach Hut 24

It's the 24th December and we're at the end of our Advent countdown to Christmas. 

Hut 79a was our last destination and the hour we spent there from 5.30pm - 6.30pm was the final countdown to the special day.

Throughout December a special clock has followed us around to every hut.  It featured 24 numbers instead of the usual 12 and the short hand stayed static pointing at the date that we were on.  The long hand always counted down our hour on the beach.

That clock took over the whole hut tonight and not only marked the time for us but also entertained us with music and song on the theme of Love came down at Christmas.  We listened to the song as played by Jars of Clay which you can watch here.
We were also treated to a great version of the nativity based on Bohemian Rhapsody called Bethlehemian Rhapsody.

Once the clock had chimed the hour we had a short reading about the wise me and the gifts they brought for Jesus and reflected on the gift of Jesus given to the world on that first Christmas.  

Everyone got given a small gift box to take home and open on Christmas Day with things in it which you cannot buy, including a little baby wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Then we had the draw for the Bill's hamper as seven people has managed to get to every single hut through the month.  
This went to Steve and Karen which seemed very appropriate as Karen is due to give birth herself in January.  We wish them both joy in their new family life together.

That brings the 2012 Beach Hut Advent Calendar to a close.  We hope you have a merry and blessed Christmas and that the gifts you receive will remind you of God's gift of love.