Christmas is upon us again, and I often find myself being wrapped up in the peripheral parts of this most important religious celebration. Too often our thoughts and energy are consumed by an endless race against time to buy presents, get food, plan sleeping arrangements for our visiting family, putting up decorations etc. Instead of first turning our thoughts to the true meaning of Christmas – The celebrations of the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ and God’s gift to us all of eternal life through His Son.
I find I need to constantly remind myself that Christ is at the centre of Christmas, not the presents, the ham and the turkey, but peace, goodwill and fellowship for all mankind.
Do let us give thanks for God’s many blessing on our lives throughout this past year. The wonderful friendship and fellowship we all enjoy from our fellow residents, the beautiful food fed to us three times everyday, the love and care given by the nursing staff and the spiritual food fed to us throughout the year at the church services. We all have so much to be thankful for.
So lets celebrate, be merry, enjoy all of Gods many blessings, the love of our families, but most of all the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. May I wish you all a blessed Christmas and a happy healthy new year.