I came across this post on twitter by Cofe and i thought it was really nice. What a nice way to engage the public by getting them to think about the meanings of Christmas. Well for me as a christian, Christmas is the one of the best times of the year….it is up there with Pascal! For me Christmas and Pascal go together hand in hand because without the birth and death of Jesus Christ i would not be redeemed. Without my Savior Jesus Christ there would be no hope and darkness would prevail.
This beautiful scripture in Isaiah 9:6 reads, ‘For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace’.
What a beautiful verse, That gives me enough authority to proudly declare that Jesus is the reason for the season.
screenshot image belongs to me however contents of the image i.e twitter post belongs to Cofe
Whilst many of us enjoyed Christmas this year many around the world did not get a chance to. A car bomb exploded in Baghdad killing around 38 people and wounding many more. The bomb happened just outside a church as worshippers were leaving the service. For some Christians around the world, celebrating christmas makes then stand out like a sore thumb hence making them more of a target. More needs to be done to ensure the freedom of worship.
Merry Christmas all, hope you have all had a blessed time with loved ones. This Christmas has been truly beautiful; celebrating with my husband and our two darling daughters. It was even more special as it was my youngest daughter’s 1st ever Christmas in the world. My little beauty enjoyed the day dressed in her reindeer tutu outfit and smiled and giggled all day despite her teething pain. My 3 year old enjoyed opening her gifts this year more than last year because she knows more than she knew last year. Before we went to bed she ensured chocolate biscuits and milk was left out for Santa. A few days before she visited Santa at the local department store and told him exactly what she wanted….Doc mucstiffins,a drum, guitar,baby annabelle,peppa pig laptop and oh the list goes on so hubby and i had to up our game this year to much her expectation. There was no snow but there was plenty of laughter,love,food and songs of worship at our place. In the midst of the presents,cooking mayhem there was an essence of peace knowing that none of those things mattered. Jesus our Lord is indeed and always will be the reason for this beautiful time called Christmas. My 3 year old out of the blue put a smile on my face when she said, ‘mummy Jesus was born in Bethleeeam’, to which i replied that’s right and on Christmas day we celebrate His birthday.
So merry Christmas to you all and may the good Lord, the prince of peace Jesus CHRIST the author of salvation grant you His goodness,mercy and favour Amen. xxxxxxx xxxxxxxx 😉
The LoveJos Christmas Carol is taking place this evening in London at St. John’s church stratford (see flyer for info). LoveJos is a charity which was set up in support of the persecuted Christians in Nigeria mainly those in the North. Please feel free to support the cause and whether you are able to attend please try your best and dig deep in our pockets wink wink!!
Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of the year yet for so many it is usually marred with violence because some do note have the privilege to celebrate without fear of persecution. Now unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years you would have noticed churches being bombed or set on fire is becoming an everyday occurrence in various parts of the world but Christmas day is usually a target because that is when the Christians are set apart because of their celebrations.
Please join and support the cause wherever you are and may God bless you richly Amen.