After all the build-up: the birth of John, the appearance of angels and a long journey to Bethlehem we come to the climax of the story, the birth of Jesus in a borrowed stable, with just a manger to lie in. Humble beginnings for the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords! But in that simple scene something incredible had happened. God had become flesh and blood; a person just like us. There are many stories and traditions that go along with Christmas, but at the heart of it is that amazing truth. Immanuel: God with us. Christmas is a busy time and it is easy to forget the important things.
So maybe take a moment to pause, and think how you are going to remember the birth of Jesus this Christmas?
Today’s Advent thought is from David