The Coming of the King

Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years. Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.’  (George Mathew Adams)

The film ‘Nativity’ is the seasonal British attempt to make us feel good. It has lots of cute children, a customary storyline that is completely implausible but fun and pleasant sentiments. You might well enjoy it if you are in the right mood. Its crowning moment is the point when in the traditional crib scene the baby doll is offered for scrutiny by ‘Mary’. This is the reminder that for all the ephemera, this is a simple tale. A human birth. Yet, it is also the moment when history changed. Like all God’s interventions it was unexpected and not as we would have done it. Humble, yet powerful.

This Christmas, I hope the King comes to your heart afresh. Invite a friend along to church. Get the family together around the crib. Let us remind the world that the miracle of the king coming is celebrated in our church every day.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and pray that the Christ-child works a little miracle in your life this December.