A free Bible resource has been created for churches and individuals approaching Christmas during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Produced by Christian charity Lifewords, The True Light connects the Nativity with the realities of Christmas 2020.
‘As the global pandemic rages, the usual festive trappings will be overshadowed by sadness and uncertainty – even with the hope of vaccination,’ said Steve Bassett, creative director at Lifewords, a regular CRE exhibitor. ‘We’ve created a resource that responds to our shared struggle and pain and speaks of the true light meeting us in the hopes, dreams and disappointments of our daily lives.’
A print and digital resource, with a 20-page booklet and online conversation, The True Light asks 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 and those fighting injustice and fleeing oppression.
‘Through this resource we invite people to consider how the true light finds them this Christmas,’ explained Lifewords’ Elizabeth King. ‘In the original nativity story, hope meets real lives. We are encouraged that, whatever the situation, the true light is coming – and we are not to be afraid.’
You can use the resources individually, or share the story with your church, friends and neighbours.
Click here to order your free The True Light booklets (in packs of five).
Image: Collage artwork by Jadan Reeves-Bassett