Christmas is probably the most anticipated event in our annual calendar. It is a day of great joy and celebration around the world. It’s a time of giving and receiving, of parties and catchups and carols and food; and yet, in the midst of all the trappings and busyness of Christmas, it can be easy to miss why Jesus’ birth is so significant. The key to Christmas lies, not in the details of the shepherds’ visit or the wise men’s journey, but in the identity of the one whom they came to worship. In Jesus, God became ‘flesh’ and ‘made his dwelling among us’ (John 1:14).
Christmas is about Jesus!
Christmas is a story of love and renewal, it’s is a time where we remember the birth of Jesus as we eagerly await His return. Christmas is a reminder that even though we may have turned our back on God, He hasn’t turned His back on us! No matter how far we have wandered, or how broken we feel, Christmas is the reminder that God himself came to dwell among us; to bind up our wounds and to seek and save the lost.
My prayer this Christmas is that there will be a real sense of hope and joy right across our region; and that at Christmas and throughout the coming year every household will come to know the abiding love, joy and peace that is only found through relationship with Jesus Christ.
Jen is an energetic and passionate disciple of Christ who loves to share Jesus with anyone who will listen!