- Who we are
- What we do
Many people throughout the history of God’s people have received a great honour from God that was completely undeserved.
Mary, like those people, was nothing more than an ordinary human with an extraordinary privilege.
It is hard to conceive just how amazing it would be for a woman to receive news that she would give birth to the great saviour of the world.
In her humble state, she would be known for generations as blessed by God, for the great things that he has done for her.
Like Mary, none of us deserve to be known by Jesus nor to enjoy great blessings from God.
Yet, like Mary, God has greatly blessed all of us whom he has called to himself.
May this be a Christmas where we are reminded again of how great it is to be personally related to Jesus as Lord and saviour.
Christmas is about filling things up: our stomachs with huge meals… our stockings with presents… and our letterboxes with junk mail!
Yet it’s often at this time of excess that so many of us feel empty.
At its heart, Christmas is not about food, gifts or family: it’s about the real birth of the real Jesus, who though he was the creator of the world, became part of his creation as a real man.
Because he was a real man it meant he could die a real death for real sins—the sins of those of us who come to him for grace and mercy.
For we who trust in Jesus now have a real hope for this life and the life that is to come, and we can know the real love of the true God.
So, whether you’re feeling full or empty this Christmas, make sure you trust in the real hope of the real Jesus, trusting in the baby from Bethlehem who grew to be the man of the cross.