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.
Let us commemorate the first Armistice Day, which brought a temporary peace - but let us also give thanks for Jesus, because his Armistice Day brings peace that lasts.
Are you willing to look beyond ‘people like me’ and befriend your neighbour, whomever they may be?
Jesus died willingly. He was not forced to die by an angry or cruel God. He knew the cost, he knew the pain, and yet he still gave himself freely, for you and for me.