Christmas Message 2019

Christmas Message – He Entered Our World

24th December 2019

At this time of year we celebrate the birth of Jesus when the Son of God entered our world by taking on flesh and living as we do in everything but sin. Although Jesus wasn’t actually born on the 25th December it doesn’t stop us from remembering his birth at this time of year.

The fact that God took on human flesh and lived amongst us is truly amazing. Most people think of God as a distant spiritual being who is so different to us that he cannot relate to us as human beings. But our God is not like that. He made us and He has lived among as a human being whilst retaining His divinity. So he knows what it’s like to be a human being. He knows our weaknesses, our struggles, our pain, our suffering and our emotions. He totally understands us.

Our God is not distant; He’s very close to us. In fact he loves to fellowship with us and to have an intimate relationship with us. He loves to talk to us and He loves to listen to us. He saves us and He sustains us. He protects us, He teaches us, He gives us gifts and He is generous to us. He wants nothing but the best for us and most of all He is gracious to us.

All of this is so because about 2,000 years ago He entered our world as a baby in Bethlehem just as He said He would. Our God is truly amazing and just as the angels rejoiced at His birth so should we.

Peace be with you.

Mike and Suzanne Ashton