Christ In The Centre
‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.’ (Luke 2:10-11).
For many people Christmas has become a feast without Christ. He has to make room for worldly superficiality. As Christians it is our duty to restore Christ to his rightful place in this most wonderful time of all holy days.
We must keep our eyes open for all the signs of the commercialism of Christmas. We should not allow ourselves to become so caught up in the mad rush of Christmas that we arrive at church on Christmas Eve in such a state of exhaustion that we can barely manage to sing prises to the love of God.
It is our duty to put Christ back into Christmas. We have more than enough reasons for celebrating, but if Christ is not the centre of our celebrations we cannot experience true Christmas cheer. We need to experience the true glory of Christmas in our own hearts. During Christmas the world should undeniably see who we are: through our Christmas Cards; through our Christmas trees which point to the cross, through out prayers, through our gifts and all we wish to sacrifice to God – the gold of our love, the incense of or prayer, the myrrh of our sacrifices – all should breathe the spirit of a truly holy day.
And finally, Major David and I would like to thank you for all your support over the last year and pray that you will have a joyous Christmas with your loved ones and a prosperous New You. May God continue to bless you all.
Majors David & Elizabeth McCaw-Aldworth