Wednesday, 12 December 2018

12th December - Hut 79a

Halfway through our final Beach Hut Advent Calendar and this was our first really cold night.  There was a constant, bitter wind blowing from the East all evening which brought a real Arctic chill to the seafront.

Tamara and her team from YWAM (Youth With A Mission) Holmsted Manor battled against the wind to keep their stars relatively still by tethering them with nylon, rock weights and gaffer tape.

Three simple stars (Trinity?) were emblazoned with a single word each - GOD - IS - INTERESTED.

Many characters in the nativity story were interested in the birth of the Saviour of the World, so interested that they followed the star to find the baby in the stable.

The Angels travelled from heaven to deliver the good news, the Shepherds travelled to Bethlehem to see this wonderful thing and the Wise Men travelled from the East to find the newborn king.

All of this pilgrimage is caused because God shows such interest in us by coming to Earth and bringing light into the darkness.

Part of the Christian message throughout the Advent season and at Christmas is that we affirm that God is.

 The next hut is number 94 which is also beside Hove Lawns.