Christmas is a time to celebrate God's coming amongst us as Jesus.
Born in poverty in a stable to homeless parents, the story of Jesus' birth is well known and is depicted in this video clip produced by the Bible Society:
Jesus' coming amongst us a little over 2,000 years ago is the pivotal point in history for, as an adult Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead so that we might have eternal life.
Jesus is, in fact, the best Christmas present ever and offers forgiveness of sins and life in abundance - both now and for eternity - to all who turn to him.
This year as we approach Christmas, perhaps worrying about the cost of presents and how we might make ends meet, it’s more important than ever to remember the true reason for the season. A reason that costs us nothing but offers us everything.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year!
Christ Church Ainsworth © 2017