Easter deserves as much attention as Christmas as it is the culmination of the incarnation, well actually not quite, the Ascension is, another part of the story that deserves more attention. But I'm in danger of digressing! Back to Easter. The problem is, it's not about a little baby, and everyone loves a baby. Somehow … Continue reading Easter – Encountering and Delighting in the Love of God
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!
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?
Easter has never been as popular in the world at large as Christmas. People the world over love Christmas, will celebrate it, give gifts, share meals together and go to carol services. Christmas has a more popular message, the birth of a baby, the Saviour. Somehow it warms our hearts, makes us feel better, even … Continue reading The Passion of the Christ
Christmas is about love - but what kind of love? Love as the popular song says, "Makes the world go round and around...." and the Beatles sang "all you need is love." But what is this love that we need, this love that makes the world go round and around? Christina Rossetti's carol says, "Love … Continue reading Love came down at Christmas
Everyone wants to be loved. Love is essential to our existence. We were made to live in love, to receive and give love, That doesn't come by evolution, but by creation. We were made in the image of the One who is love, a Trinity of Being, Father, Son and Holy Spirit who have dwelt … Continue reading Loved
'Magical,' the 'magic of Christmas,' are words and phrases that are used to describe Christmas. Strange really that a world that wants to get rid of God wants to retain the idea of something being 'other,' something being magical. And it doesn't just crop up at Christmas, there's a fascination for it all year round, … Continue reading There’s no magic to Christmas