At the age of 21 HM The Queen made a promise to serve the whole the Commonwealth. Sixty years ago that promise became a reality when she ascended to the throne, we have spent this last year giving thanks for her 60 years of fulfilling that promise of service.
Sadly we are not all so good at keeping our promises. How many of us have said ‘Do come for coffee/ lunch’, when we don’t really mean it, let alone not keeping more fundamental promises.
Christmas is a time when we remember that God did keep his promise to send a Messiah – a Saviour. Throughout the Old Testament God was promising to send his Son to save the world. Christmas is the fulfilment of that promise, but the promise does not end there God promises to come again in glory to save the world.
So as we celebrate Christmas let us promise to keep our promises to others.
Fr Mark Soady, Vicar of Abergavenny