As a minister, life is very unpredictable. What is nice about Christmas is it always happens on 25th December. The season of Christmas is well signposted with Advent, Nine Lessons and Carols, and the joy of Christmas Morning where we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour. We will no doubt be waking up to an array of presents, some unexpected, and some because of all the hints (e.g. a video doorbell so that I can see who is at the door so I do not have to get up) that you have dropped have been received and acted upon.
Following Jesus, of course, is unpredictable because we try to imitate the love that Christ offers and that can sometimes be nigh on impossible without the help of the Holy Spirit. But if we have love in our heart for all people, irrespective of who they are, and demonstrate that love, then not only will this be a most blessed Christmas for us, we could be the answer to other people’s prayers, which means we could make it feel like Christmas for others.
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Rev'd Martin Wheadon