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Wesley Impact! TV: True joy at Christmas

22 December 2019 Wesley Impact! TV

In this week's episode of Wesley Impact! TV, Rev Keith Garner reflects on the final Sunday of Advent, when we remember the faithfulness, willingness and love of Joseph, despite his strange circumstances.

You’ll also hear from Elizabeth Leow, a member of the Wesley Mission staff team, as she explains how she’s helping people feel included and loved this Christmas.

Plus, we’re joined by singer Elizabeth Rae as she delivers a beautiful performance of her original song ‘The Gardener’.

Interview: Elizabeth Leow 

In recent years, Christmas has become more and more commercialized, as stores capitalize on the tradition of giving presents to make as much money as possible. But what do we miss out on when we focus too much on presents?

That’s the question Rev Keith Garner and Wesley Mission staff member Elizabeth Leow will be exploring in this week’s episode of Wesley Impact! TV as they discuss a number of Christmas initiatives Wesley Mission runs to help people rediscover the true joy of the season.

Elizabeth is involved in running the Wesley Fair, where people can support the homeless while doing their Christmas shopping, and will be at the Wesley Mission Christmas Day service and lunch, enjoying a meal with people who don’t have families to spend the day with.

“Christmas is a time where we actually share the love, to help people who are marginalized, people who are lonely, to let them know that, ‘Hey, there are still people in this world who care. There's still Jesus who actually cares for you’,” said Elizabeth.

Guest Performance: Elizabeth Rae — The Gardener

Elizabeth Rae wrote her first song when was just eleven years old, and began performing professionally two years later. In today’s episode, she sings her beautiful original song, ‘The Gardener’.

Keith's Message: Joseph steps up

Rev Keith Garner opens God’s Word to look at Matthew 1:18-21, which records how Joseph responds when he finds out his bride-to-be is pregnant. At first, understandably, Joseph is afraid and embarrassed.

But ultimately, with God’s help, Joseph steps up to care for Mary and the baby Jesus. He becomes Jesus’ earthly father, helping to raise and guide him.

Rev Garner will explain what we can learn from Joseph this Advent season.