Thursday 17 Dec 2020 · Christmas
This Christmas, once again, I’m peering around the kneeling wise ones to look into the eyes of God among us.
The word Emmanuel means "God with us," and you can imagine the desire for Israel to welcome its coming king.
The God who holds everything in His hands, arrived to be held by a young mother and father who entered parenthood with His birth.
In our familiarity with the story of Jesus’s birth, we can forget just what it meant that He was finally here.
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Wednesday 9 Dec 2020 · Devotions
The story of Jesus’ birth is not just a warm fuzzy story about a sweet baby born to nice people who were having a hard time.
The greatest miracle ever to occur was the birth of the infinite and eternal and all-knowing and all-powerful Son of God as a baby
Jesus was born at a time in history, in a city, like we live in. He is not a distant figure, but so close to our situation.
God, at the first Christmas, made His home amidst the human race and entered into the mess and muck and mystery of life on earth.
Like lots of Christmas imagery today, it can conceal as much truth as it reveals.