I hope you had a lovely Christmas Day and as we head gently towards the New Year praying every blessing on you during these special days of Christmas

Thought on Friday – January – 30/12/2016

‘I am not alone as I thought I was. I am never alone at all. And that of course is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.’ ~Taylor Caldwell

We have all experienced those dark nights, the cold winds and a world that seems far removed from our own personal story. It is easy to feel alone, down hearted and struggling. Christmas though reminds us that we are not on our own. God is very much on our side and with us every step of the way. God chooses to be a part of our lives when we least expect it.

Christmas reminds us that the God we celebrate and follow is a God of love. This has incredible and powerful implications even when we don’t fully understand them. God as love means we have a reason to keep going, we are encouraged and we have a sense of hope to keep walking the journey. Those who came to the first crib were made welcome. The same goes with us this Christmas. No matter what our story, background or situation, we are all welcome at God’s crib. There are no barriers and no exceptions. Everyone is welcome and we are never alone. Wishing you a happy, holy and peaceful Christmas. Wishing you God’s many blessings throughout 2017.