Advent Reflection, 24th December - 4th Sunday of Advent


Jesus came to bring us peace with God and although we experience times of doubt, anxiety and turmoil, his peace endures through everything.

He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. And he will be their peace

Micah 5:4-5

Feba’s partner *Iraq FM broadcasts programmes that not only inform, educate and entertain listeners but also work for peace and reconciliation between the different communities where they are located, helping people to ‘live securely’ and know peace.

“I have a coffee shop for young people and I turn the radio on every morning. By accident [I tuned into *Iraq FM] and I noticed that this station has a different topic … and the style of the station is different and is new for my ear; not just relating to the topics but the language that you are using to open dialogues. Already the youth people in my coffee shop are listening to your station.”

Listener to *Iraq FM, Iraq


Read more: Iraq FM: Community radio bringing light to listeners in the Middle East


The Christian faith of the station staff means that they are often at risk, but the team remain committed to delivering programmes promoting peace.  When asked about the dangers of living life as a Christian radio producer in Iraq, our partner responded:

I stay in Iraq because I want to plant the principles of God's kingdom in our community.  God's word is the source of hope for those who feel hopeless.

God's peace is in the hearts of Iraq FM's producers and programmes, enabling them to continue their broadcasts, speaking up for peace and community reconciliation through radio. 

Advent Week 4 prayer: PEACE

Dear Lord,

Please bring your peace in greater measure in my life.

Help those in distress or turmoil this Christmas, find peace in you.

Amen.


See This Month in Prayer for more daily prayer requests.


*Iraq FM - station name changed for security purposes 

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