We don’t always have the phenomenon of a white Christmas in this part of the world, but the weather has been very seasonal in the last few days. It all adds to the atmosphere of the Christmas and New Year holidays that we find so appealing and heart-warming.
Unfortunately the snow and ice made travelling a bit uncertain and hazardous in other parts of the UK, and many people struggled to get back home for the holidays. When I returned from Belfast yesterday, in spite of my best efforts, I was unable to get my car up our driveway. Thankfully that problem has been resolved, and the driveway is now more easily negotiated.
I managed to get a few pictures of the scenes around our manse this morning which will serve as a reminder of Christmas 2009. With these pictures comes our best wishes to you and yours for a happy Christmas. May you know the blessing and joy of Christ’s presence and peace at this season.