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The Christmas Countdown

Being a really big kid, I love Christmas and on my computer in work I have a Christmas Countdown. It tells me how many days are left until Christmas 🎄. Everyday that passes means there’s one less to Christmas arriving. For the Christian, the Bible reminds us that every day that passes is one day closer to the day when the Lord Jesus will return. Unlike Christmas we don’t know when that will be. But we do know that we are nearer now to the day of His appearing than when we began our journey. As Christians we are to live for God now, and in anticipation of His return. Christmas can be a very exciting time, but how much more exciting is the thought of meeting the Lord Jesus face to face and being like Him? The Bible tells us to think upon such things that they might help us to live for the Lord and to encourage one another with them as we look forward to our glorious future together with our God in heaven.

As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, may you know the sunshine of God’s love and the guiding light of His Word increasing in your life.

Most of us just watch and enjoy the fireworks going off.
But when it comes the kingdom of heaven, will we be part of it or just watch it happen?

Only for a short while

No matter how much we spend on fireworks, they never last that long. And even the mega displays put on to celebrate things like the New Year are soon over. Our lives are like the fireworks. When we’re young, it seems our lives will last forever. But as we get older the years seem to go around faster and faster, and before we know it, like the fireworks display our lives are over. The Bible tells us that while we still have life, we should seek the Lord while we can still find Him. The only way to come to God is through the forgiveness of our sins in the Lord Jesus Christ. If we do this, we won’t end up like the burnt out and spent fireworks, but have everlasting life in heaven. And when we arrive there, it will be so much more wonderful than all the firework displays in the world put together. We may only be here for a short while, but we can spend eternity in heaven with God. Contact us or come along to our Fireworks Service on Sunday 03 November at 5.30 p.m.

How do you do your Christmas shopping?
In the age of technology in which we live, many people now do their Christmas shopping on line from the comfort of their own home. Me – I buy the odd thing off the internet but really I’m old fashioned and like to buy things the traditional way. Perhaps it was being taken by my mam and dad as a child, and experiencing the atmosphere and excitement, as well as all the decorations. For me, touching and seeing things before my eyes beats buying things you only see in a picture from somewhere miles and miles away. But there’s someone else who’s also a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas. And that’s God Himself. He will always keep the same way of us getting to heaven and never change it. He sent His Son into the world that first Christmas time to make a way for us to go to heaven. Today, God’s way to get to heaven is the same as it was – to believe in His Son the Lord Jesus Christ and trust in Him alone to make you right with a God and take you to heaven. So this Christmas time, however you do your shopping, I sincerely hope you will be taking God’s way to heaven.