The Centre of Christmas December 24, 2015

Parents, grandparents and friends were waiting expectantly for the Christmas Concert to begin. The theme chosen for the year was “The Star of Christmas.” As the children gathered on the platform for the first exercise, the teacher passed them the letter for the word S T A R. But unfortunately, when they turned around, the audience read not S T A R but R A T S. The little ones had mistakenly reversed the order. It got everyone’s amused attention. Christmas is supposed to be all about Jesus. Its message is supposed to be, “Today a Saviour is born, He is Christ the Lord.” But instead, as the little children, we often reverse the order and place something else front and centre. Too often, Christmas becomes all about getting, not giving, about self-indulgence and self-pleasing. One Old Testament writer reminds us, “Be careful that you do not forget the Lord.” This Christmas, let’s not forget the Jesus is indeed, the reason for the season, and make Him the centre of our celebration. And that’s a minute of truth!

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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