Many people see God as an old man with a big stick just waiting for us to put a step wrong in order to punish us. The reality is that God still shouts the same message to us as He did through the Angel Gabriel 2000 years ago – Do not be afraid, I amContinue reading “Good News”
These were seasoned pros, these were men used to living outside in the dead of night and the dead of winter, these were men hardened by the elements and used to fighting off wolves, bears and lions. So when an angel appears to them and they are said to be “greatly afraid” we can assumeContinue reading “Fear and Faith”
Taking Christmas forward into the New Year: Let us be obedient like Mary, trusting like Joseph, hospitable and accommodating like the Inn Keeper, eager like the Shepherds, watchful like the Wise Men and patient like Simeon. Let Jesus’ surroundings remind us to be humble. Let the gifts of the Wise Men remind us to beContinue reading “Taking Christmas forward…”
The angels said to the shepherds that if they went and if they looked they would find Him, the Christ-child and Saviour. The same is still true today, if we seek Him we will find Him.
Whilst the shepherds were telling everyone who would listen what had happened, Mary sat quietly and pondered all that had happened. Will you take time this Christmas to ponder the reason we celebrate Christmas? Will you think about why, centuries later, we still celebrate the birth of a small baby in an insignificant town inContinue reading “A Little Pondering?”
Advent, it’s the beginning of ADVENTUREure and what an adventure it was and is. Born in the gutter, sought out by wise men and shepherds alike, wanted dead by a cruel King and forced to become a refugee in a foreign land. Jesus didn’t know the comfort of a palace or the privilege of aContinue reading “ADVENTure”