God never promises to take all our troubles away, but what he does promise, is to be with us despite and through those troubles.
Size doesn’t matter to God - so let’s give him what we have, however large or small, and trust him to use us wherever we are.
When Jesus commands us to love, he does not give us licence to ignore great swathes of Scripture, but gives us the best way of understanding what it means.
Jesus is not a visitor. Jesus is one of us. He doesn’t visit us, he dwells with us. Jesus doesn’t come and go, he came to stay.
God still works through the unexpected today - through surprise, and through wonder.
No matter how full, busy, noisy and bright our Christmases might be, without Jesus there is something missing. Without Jesus, Christmas may as well be empty, dark and silent.
Jesus’ light is for everyone and everywhen.
We may not know what the future holds – but we know who holds the future.
My prayer is that we might all make space for Jesus this Christmas - and then in January, in February and beyond.
These are our general principles: follow (Jesus), fish (for people), feed (the hungry) and focus.