Everyone is waiting for something, someone. Sometimes anticipating, sometimes agonising, we all have an expectation for what’s to come.

Even Jesus arrived with a wait: although we turn a single page, four hundred years of silence spanned the gap between the final prophecies we read in the Old Testament and the birth of Jesus. No prophet, no voice, no signs, no wonders. You can almost hear the questions: Did God care? Had He vanished? Was He ever really there? Finally, with a single cry in a stable

in Bethlehem, the silence was broken: the arrival of a baby, born in the midst of darkness and despair was hope fulfilled, a miracle in motion. And the good news? In the same way it did two thousand years ago, Advent brings with it the assurance that no matter what you’re waiting on, God promises hope is on the way.

Newlife Coolangatta Christmas Services

Our services will stream live at 10am on Sunday, December 19th and 6pm on Christmas Eve.

Then the star appeared again, the same star they had seen in the eastern skies. It led them on until it hovered over the place of the child. They could hardly contain themselves: They were in the right place! They had arrived at the right time! Matthew 2:9-10