Christian charity Lifewords has released ‘The True Light’ – a free Bible resource for churches and individuals approaching Christmas in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new print and digital resource connect the Bible’s Nativity story with the realities of this extra-ordinary Christmastime.
Christmas services and outreach will look very different across the UK’s churches this year: even if some do run physical activities, many will look online for their Christmas faith community. And everywhere, people will be experiencing loneliness or loss.
“As the global pandemic rages, the usual festive trappings will be overshadowed by sadness and uncertainty – even if there is hope of a vaccine’,
says Steve Bassett, Lifewords Creative Director;
“So, we’ve created a resource that responds to our shared struggle and pain, a resource that speaks of the True light coming to meet us in the hopes, dreams and disappointments of our daily lives.”
The True Light’ is a print and digital resource, with a 20-page booklet and an online conversation, all asking the question ‘how does the true light find you this Christmas?’ Hard-hitting contemporary collages frame Scripture episodes of how the True light came – to shift workers, grieving mothers, lost young people, those fighting injustice, and those fleeing oppression. The resource meets us there and introduces us to ‘glad tidings’ and the message of ‘do not be afraid’.
“The resource invites people to consider how the ‘true light’ finds them this Christmas”,
explains Elizabeth King, UK Supporter Engagement Lead;
“Through Scriptures that speak of the moments in the Nativity story where hope meets real lives – we are encouraged that whatever the situation, the True Light is coming.”
You can use the resources individually, or share the story with your church, friends and neighbours by ordering the printed resource today. You can join the conversation online across our digital platforms:
PLEASE STAY COVID-19 SAFE AND JOIN US THIS CHRISTMAS AS WE SHARE THE “TRUE LIGHT THAT GIVES LIGHT TO EVERYONE”.
To order your free ‘The True Light’ booklets (in packs of 5), and to download specially-produced animations, visit www.lifewords.global/christmas or call 020 7730 2155.