Hoddesdon Methodist Church seeks to serve God in Hoddesdon and the wider world through love and fellowship
Welcome 2024. Christmas has been packed away, and our thoughts are on how much colder it will get. My thoughts are already on preparing materials for the season of Lent, and yes, I know we have only just celebrated Jesus’s birth. But as John, the gospel writer tells us that ‘the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.’ Not just for a few short weeks of the Christmas season. God, in Jesus, made his dwelling amongst us to remain with us for all time. We invite him into our every day this new year, into all the joys, challenges, excitement, and stresses that we might experience so that he can be our strength, comfort, encourager and sharer of our joys.
We are reminded that ‘For God loved the world so much, that he sent his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16). That means that God has come to right all that is wrong, all that destroys life, all that separates us from his love. A love that promises never to let us go.
So, as we journey through January and the year ahead, I pray that you will know God’s loving presence with you wherever you find yourself. And in knowing his presence, you will discover just how much he loves you.
Yours in Christ
Minister - Revd. Marcia Tull - firstname.lastname@example.org