Christmas in Dark Places

For many people, Christmas will be a hard time

Sadly for many, Christmas will be a hard time: maybe one of loneliness, homelessness or loss.

Amidst these dark places, the good news of Christmas brings great hope. In this spoken word poem, Glen Scrivener reminds us that the first Christmas took place in dark times.

He retells the events of Jesus’ birth, ‘a bolt from the blue for the broken, our dismal, abysmal depths he plumbs.’ And how by becoming what we are, by bearing our failures Jesus brought us real life so that real Christmas can shine in the darkest of places.

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Possible Discussion Questions

  • How can we support those who are going through a tough time this Christmas?
  • What about the people who are at the moment are happy, successful and secure – why do we still need Jesus’ light in the darkness?

Related Bible Reference

  • Isaiah 9:2-9



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Performed by Glen Scrivener

Glen Scrivener is originally from Australia and has lived in the UK for more than half his life. He started as curate at All Soul’s Church, Eastbourne, where he and his family still worship. Currently he is the Director of Speak Life based in Eastbourne trying to spread the gospel through missions and online presence.