Irene's thoughts

If you have children or grandchildren in your home, you are more than likely to be up to your eyes in Christmas already.

I remember notices being taped to our daughters’ bedroom doors at this time of year reading, ‘Don’t come in. It’s too near Christmas.’ The 'don’t come in' messages used to appear again before birthdays when cards and gifts were being made in secret.

Think what happened that very first Christmas. The Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came from his glorious throne in heaven to born in a shed behind a small guest house. He left wondrous light for darkness. He left heaven where there is ‘no more death or mourning or crying or pain’ for our sin-sick heart-broken world.

This Christmas, as we remember the baby in the manger in Bethlehem, may we spare a thought for what it cost the Lord of Glory to become a man in order to save his people? (See Revelation 21 verse 4)

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