Advent Reflection, 17th December - 3rd Sunday of Advent

Joy lives in the heart, untouched by everyday circumstances. There is joy in the rightness of God on his throne, ordering the world and its events, along with his personal care, mercy and provision for each of us. Things might not be how we would want them to be, but nothing is beyond God’s power, mercy or help.

I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:10-11

Many listeners to radio broadcasts by our partners speak of the joy they have found through the programmes. This can come developing a personal relationship with God and being part of his family, learning more about him through what they hear.

Listeners also find joy as they discover new and interesting things, friendship with our partners and other listeners, and they hear about topics that really matter to them being discussed in relevant and appropriate ways. There is joy as they hear their heart language and realise that they are valued.

Our partners at Radio Wimbe in Mozambique bring joy to their listeners as their programmes help bring positive changes in their listeners’ lives.

For example, listeners have told us of how people are drinking and smoking less, clearing up the rubbish in communal areas, valuing women and getting involved in church.

Read more about Radio Wimbe by meeting their station manager: Getting to know: Farida

A Pemba resident and listener to Radio Wimbe told us:

“Radio Wimbe teaches us lots of good things. Radio Wimbe raises our hearts. After listening we know it has told us lots of beautiful things”

Advent Week 3 prayer: JOY

Thank you God, for the joy that you give that fills our hearts.

Thank you that people can find joy in you in many different ways, including through radio programmes.

At this Christmastime, fill our hearts and Feba listeners’ too with joy.


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