Advent is close, expectation is holding its breath. The angels hover high above. Come, begin your journey …
Hope Was Heard Singing can be used as part of a daily discipline for Advent, or as a book to dip into. It is a collection for personal reflection, and a rich resource, from an original voice, for congregations and small groups searching for material relevant to the 21st century.
There are prayers, meditations, poems, a few wee plays thrown in for good measure and Bible readings on Advent themes. Much of the material was tried and tested at Dunblane Cathedral, where Sally was Associate Minister at the time.
On the hillsides,
hope was heard singing unexpected Hallelujahs.
In a Bethlehem backwater,
and love was born.
as the wise journey and the powerful start to pace the floor
and mumble into sleepless nights,
we gather –
the light of the world is here.
The job now is to keep it burning.
Sally Foster-Fulton is head of Christian Aid, Scotland, and the 2023 Moderator of the Church of Scotland.