Had my work Christmas meal at lunchtime yesterday. We have our Christmas Eve carol service at Fordham tonight. I feel like Christmas has finally arrived!
Aaanyway. I hope that you all have a lovely Christmas this year, and do spend some time reflecting on the Christmas story. Remember, despite all the cute pictures of Joseph and Mary and the baby in a manger, Jesus is so much more:
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Colossians 1:15-20
The reason for Jesus’ coming to earth? To “reconcile” us to himself – to make us friends with himself, instead of enemies!
Take care and I’ll probably update sometime over the Christmas period.