DEC 18th | WORDS BY PS. CHRIS PRINGLE
Well friends, the Christmas season is upon us again! Oh joy! We're all 'making lists' and tidying cupboards, buying gifts and baking goodies! In all our doing, let's keep our eyes on the one – Jesus – whom Christmas is all about! It’s so easy to miss him in the crowd.
Remember when Joseph and Mary lost Jesus? They went for a whole day without realizing he was gone, and then it took them three days to find him.
We can get so busy as the festive season comes around. Maybe we too can loose Him! Let's decide to keep Jesus close by - in our hearts, attitudes, our generosity of spirit and our relationships!
If you know you have lost Him, if you are off track, can I encourage to do what Joseph and Mary did – retrace your steps.
Sometimes we just have to get a little desperate and it can take some time finding Him. BUT DON'T GIVE UP!
When things cloud our path and we can't see Him anymore, we need to retrace our steps back towards the place we lost Him! Where His love was real. Where His presence was felt. His song loud and clear. At the cross. At an altar. In a 'certain place' on earth - the gate of heaven - God's House.
Eventually Joseph and Mary found Jesus in the temple – in His Father’s house.
How wonderful! What a revelation! Are you looking for Jesus? You will always find Him in His Father’s house. He is not too hard to find.
So dear friends, take a moment this season to find your way to the Father's house to worship the Lord of Christmas, the Christ. Maybe rediscover him again. He is the greatest gift of all. Wrapped in swaddling. Free to all.
Where can He be found ? In His Father's house.
Biggest hugs and Christmas love to you all!
From our family to yours, Pastor Chris xxxx