The day God came close.

One of the names Jesus is called is ‘Immanuel’ [Isaiah 7.14] which means ‘God with us’. Christmas can be viewed as the turning point in history. Shortly after creation mankind turned our back on God and decided to pursue our own path, bringing distance between us and God. We are reminded that after priests and prophets and temples, which all brought us closer to God, Jesus was the sign that relationship has been established again.

We once again have the opportunity to meet God face to face and walk with God once more.

Read Isaiah 7:14 here –




Who is this child born in a manger?
Christmas is named after Him.
The whole world “stops” once a year because of Him.
Gifts are given because He was given.
Who is this child?

Listen to who this song says He is:

Jesus Christ, Prince of heaven, Prince of peace, the incarnate Word of God, hope of the world, is He.

As we approach Christmas, let’s celebrate Jesus. Thank Him and praise Him for who He is and for all He has done for us.

Read Isaiah 9:6 here –



In the movie Arthur Christmas, the meaning of Christmas seems to get lost in and amongst the personal agendas of Grand Santa, Santa Claus and Steve – they become so busy with the operation of Christmas and their roles that they forget to enjoy it. Arthur Christmas reminds them why they do what they do.

We too can become so busy with the Christmas season, and this steals all our attention from the true meaning of Christmas. Let us remember that this is the Jesus season – let’s pause, thank, praise and celebrate Jesus.

Read Matthew 1:18 – Matthew 2:6 here –



My favourite quote in the feel-good, warm and fuzzy Christmas movie, The Polar Express, was “Sometimes seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”

Read Hebrews 11:1 here –

It takes faith to believe in Jesus. It takes faith to believe that the VIRGIN Mary could fall pregnant. It takes faith to believe that Jesus was born here on earth fully God, fully man and grew up to be the greatest sacrifice and ultimate gift to mankind.

Christmas is believing in and celebrating the arrival of Jesus our Saviour to the world.