I came across this picture some years ago, as an idea for a Christmas card. It’s a picture that set me thinking about a number of messages that are important for Christmas.
The focus of the picture is Jesus as a baby, but with the star that shows this is not an ordinary baby. The star is a symbol of his power and glory, his light and role as guide and revealer of the truth.
Jesus is the one whom people are coming to see and to meet. The people are from different cultures yet all are attracted to see Jesus. The Bible and Christian history are full of stories of people meeting Jesus and their lives being transformed. If our Christmas is going to start with Christ, this means taking time to think what this means.
I would like to encourage you to use this picture to think about Christmas and your place in the story. Where would you put yourself in the picture? What would it mean to meet with Jesus? How would you like your life and your relationships to be transformed?
With all the rush and bustle of Christmas, it is sometimes hard to keep the focus on Jesus. With all the crowds it is sometimes hard to really meet with each other.
Please take the opportunity to come to some of the events advertised in this magazine; decide to start this Christmas with Christ and show his love to one another.
Rev Bill Henderson