Baptism is all about God saying, ‘Welcome, welcome home.’ Itâ€™s a symbol for the turning back to God that we all have to do, every day.
The events of Genesis 15 changed history. Here God made with Abram the covenant that leads like an arrow to all Christians today, through the cross of Jesus Christ.
When I was at primary school in East Hull, our deputy head-teacher â€“ Mr Jones â€“ had a sign on the wall of his classroom, which said, â€˜School days are the happiest days of your life.â€™
Those angelic words are a rather good summary of the message of Christmas: Glory to God and on earth peace. And if I were forced to distil it even further, I would say the message of Christmas is this: peace on earth.
Have you ever found something important or valuable, that you didnâ€™t know you had?