Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2013 at 11:27 am

Tomorrow is Christmas Day. Living in Australia means that we are one of the first to celebrate Christmas, as it comes to the southern hemisphere before the northern one. In one way this is good, as it makes my wait shorter, but in another way, it’s bad, because it means that Christmas is over sooner.

I love Christmas. I love the preparations for it: putting up the tree, putting up the lights, buying presents and wrapping them. I love the day itself too. It’s fun to spend time with family and give them a little something to remind them that they are special to me.
It’s especially fun when there are children around. My son is seven, so he’s still very much into the present thing at the moment. I know I’ll be up with him in the early hours of the morning helping him open the packages in his stocking and enjoying his excitement at everything he gets.

I know that Christmas is not a bundle of fun for everyone. For some people there are bitter and sad memories associated with it. For others, it is a reminder that they don’t have families or perhaps even the money to celebrate Christmas. But I hope that, wherever you are this Christmas, you will remember that you were loved.

I am a Christian, and I believe that God loves every one of us. I believe he showed this love many, hmany years ago when a baby was born in Bethlehem. It is this baby’s birth that many of us remember at Christmastime. Regardless of who you are or what you’ve done, God sent this baby for you because He loves you. So please remember that you are important to the One I believe is the most important of all.

God’s richest blessings to you this Christmas.



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