December 15, 2016

Christmas is just around the corner and my children have already started ordering their presents! Bikes, boards, shoes and toys.

What about you? What do you want for Christmas? Maybe you’re wishing for a few toys of your own? A new car, dress or perhaps a new job?

So many of us are consumed with getting, but is that really what Christmas is all about? Or is it more about giving?

Two thousand years ago something extraordinary happened that has literally changed the history of the human race forever. God gave us the most precious gift of all in his son. Jesus, unlike anyone else in history divided time, B.C. and A.D.

He came to this earth, was born into a working-class family and grew to be the greatest person of influence known to man, with now over 2.2 billion adherents to the Christian faith.

His most famous saying, “A new command I give to you: Love one another as I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34

To sum up his life and teachings in one word, love! This Christmas season, instead of thinking about what you can get, why not focus on what you can give?

How will you love those around you?

Words by James Greensill, Pastor in the suburbs

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