Advent | Good News for the Whole World

“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood” (John 1:14)

Good News for the Whole World

Over in the East End the word is alive
In tower blocks and coffee shops the message survives
That Jesus is good news so the WHOLE world can thrive.

For the Word is in flesh
He’s a saviour to confess
Yet our buildings we often over dress

The Word isn’t in tinsel or shiny new plastic
No matter how much our Instagram looks fantastic
Working together we are dreaming new tactics

No baubles to hang, or tinsel to tack
Working together we are stripping it back
Recalling the reason, not getting side tracked

Hidden amongst the normal and plain
In the ordinary things thrown out in disdain
The light of the world we will seek to explain

Born of blood and real flesh
Amongst the pain and the mess
Bringing hope and freedom to those held oppressed

Over in the East End the word is alive
In reducing and reusing our planet can survive
For Jesus is good news for the WHOLE world to thrive.

This reflection was written by Gemma Dunning, Movement Advocate at Frontier Youth Trust for our Advent Series on John 1:14 from the message (‘The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood.’).