Jesus – the opening of God’s arms to our pain

The astounding message of Christmas is the opening of God's arms to our pain and brokenness, a pain and brokenness born of our rebellion, our sin, our selfishness - not something one would expect of God, after all god's just don't do that sort of thing, but then the God of the Bible is true … Continue reading Jesus – the opening of God’s arms to our pain

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Happy Christmas!

It doesn't matter where you live everyone wants to be happy, it's the desire of every human heart, and yet it's something that seems so elusive if nigh on impossible to achieve, and when perhaps you do seem to get a bit of it, it doesn't seem long before it's gone again. Perhaps it's because … Continue reading Happy Christmas!

No Crying He Makes – Really?

In the familiar carol Away in a Manger, there is a line in the second verse that says, "no crying he makes." This seems to suggest that baby Jesus just doesn't cry, cannot cry. In other words right from the earliest of days, he really wasn't quite like us, he doesn't feel like us, he … Continue reading No Crying He Makes – Really?

Don’t underestimate the importance of the Incarnation

As we approach and go through Christmas (and it's right that we should give it time and truly celebrate), there is the very real danger that we get so used to the story, get so caught up in the tinsel and trimmings and become so familiar with the music and the message, that it passes … Continue reading Don’t underestimate the importance of the Incarnation