God uses the mighty to bless little us

God uses the mighty to bless little us

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world… And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem. (Luke 2:1, 3-4) If the Advent story were a book plot then […]

God Sees Glorious Things In You!

God Sees Glorious Things In You!

1 Samuel 16:7: ” … For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” One thing clear from the Christmas story is that God doesn’t see things the same way as us. Some people just saw a small helpless baby in that […]

What it means for us

In this Christmas season, we think of a newborn in a manger, perhaps with a halo surrounding his head. However I think that this image has become so commonplace in our culture that we tend to miss the enormity of Jesus’ sacrifice and the amazing implications for us. As we saw yesterday, God doesn’t do […]

The wait wasn’t wasted

By Boxing Day, many people want to put Christmas behind them and start to think about the New Year. So the story of Simeon and Anna – and ‘the Presentation at the Temple’ – is often overlooked. Joseph and Mary treat the new baby according to the Jewish traditions of their day: the baby was […]

Don’t miss the main thing

Happy Christmas! Here’s a story set just after the second world (1939-45) war at Portsmouth dockyard. One day Ministry of Defence policeman stopped a worker who was walking out of the dockyard gates pushing a wheelbarrow with a suspicious looking package in it. The Mod plod opened the package and found it contained nothing but […]

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