‘Every time we say the date we celebrate Christmas.’ These were the words of Tim Brown, one of the Dwaar elders, at our Sunday service on December 14, 2014. It is so very true but so often ignored. The year 2014 marks the length of time since one of the most important events in history, the birth of Christ. Wow! We were all most intrigued by the thought, which took a while to sink in but brought proud smiles to our faces. It was a great reminder to us as the rhythm of our hearts mimicked that of the blue and white flashing lights on the walls of our venue, as the Christmas tree stood in the corner like a beloved new member of our church and as the warm green and red cookies baked by loving ladies were laid out on the table in preparation for the carol service that same evening. We were reminded of the importance and meaning of Christmas.
Again we remembered Tim’s words fondly as we sang traditional Christmas carols in English, raising our chins and rounded our O’s, doing our best to sing like angels to ‘O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant’. Visitors and longstanding members alike joined in a chorus loud enough to wake the sun but gentle enough to put the never-stopping Delhi to a peaceful sleep. Our faith brings us peace and our fellowship with and love of each other brings us such joy. When we sing we sing for God, for each other and for Delhi.
Delhi is one of the most populous and largest cities in the world and the members of Dwaar live in so many different parts of it, but when we come together each person’s journey is worthwhile as each has a gift and a service. We rejoice after a wildly successful carol service. Everything happened so seamlessly because everyone played a vital role, whether it was conducting the choir, playing the piano, printing the lyrics, making the tea, welcoming the visitors, taking pictures or simply being good company. We anticipate truly wonderful lead up to Christmas as we celebrate this Saturday, Sunday and on Christmas Day. All are welcome to join us. Find out more about what’s on.