Christmas Thought

Where is Jesus in the Christmas Market

Where is Jesus in the Christmas Market

This week’s blog is from travel writer Gordon Lethbridge (www.travelunpacked.co.uk) and is reposted here for Christmas 2017 as the message is always relevant. At this time of year across Europe the squares of major cities are filled with Christmas markets. As a travel writer, I am privileged to have visited a number of them. I […]

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What does Christmas mean to you?

What does Christmas mean to you?

On this first Sunday of Advent, I would like to ask the question “What does Christmas mean to you?” The same question was asked of various shoppers. You can see their answers for yourself in this short video: This weekend is the start of advent when all around the world children eagerly open advent calendar windows […]

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Advent Calendar – Christmas Eve

Advent Calendar – Christmas Eve

There is so much about the wise men that remains a mystery. They appear to have been highly educated, wealthy men but as far as the Bible is concerned we have only two facts about them: they came from the east and they were wise. What was it that made them so wise? They were […]

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Advent Calendar – December 23

Advent Calendar – December 23

As we will be opening presents in the next couple of days let’s now focus on  the gifts the wise men brought. For me they were wise  to the end in their devotion (Matthew 2:11) “When at last they had found the Christ, they bowed down and worshipped him. They presented him with gifts.” To […]

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Advent Calendar – December 22

Advent Calendar – December 22

At Christmas we traditionally give gifts to those we love. The gift giving tradition is said to date back to the three wisemen who visited the Baby Jesus and bought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Various saints associated with Christmas, most notably Saint Nicholas of Turkey, are credited with giving gifts to the poor. […]

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Advent Calendar – December 21

Advent Calendar – December 21

When Jesus came to earth as a baby, God made sure that all sorts of people heard the good news in a variety of ways. Mostly these people were not the ones we would have chosen to receive the good news, those that we would expect to hear the news were too busy or too […]

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