Jesus' simple Message of God's love.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Christmas Song For Christmas Eve

Kids will be invited to sing the following song at the Christmas Evening Service.
Here are the lyrics if you want to play it for your kids before the 24th the link is on the right:

IT’S SOMEBODY’S BIRTHDAY

Crackers and turkeys and pudding and cream,

Toys in the window that I’ve never seen.

This is the Christmas that everyone sees,

But Christmas means more to me.

Chorus

It’s somebody’s birthday I won’t forget,

As I open the things that I get.

I’ll remember the inn and the stable so bare,

And Jesus who once lay there.


Everyone’s out shopping late every night,

For candles and presents and Christmas tree lights

This is the Christmas that everyone sees,

But Christmas means more to me.


Christmas morning, the start of the day,

There’s presents to open and new games to play.

This is the Christmas that everyone sees,

But Christmas means more to me.

Nothing is Impossible with God

People are generally surprised by God. He knows what He is doing, He keeps His timetable, it ALWAYS seems to surprise and confound us. We are like the historic people of the Bible.

Zechariah, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, (Abraham, David, pick a disciple...)

God's messengers show up, and the person (who encounters the place where heaven breaches this world) is encouraged not to fear. Because we are terrified by how much the reality of heaven dwarfs this world.

SO the bigger than big, God of Creation condescends to put on flesh (incarnation) and walks among us in a people-suit. Teaching mercy and forgiveness of sin; teaching the surety of judgement of sin; preaching repentance and discipleship.

It all starts with creation, and culminates in the cross, and flowers through this present day. Christmas is the beginning of the cross. God takes on time and space, nailed to our reality, eventually nailed to our mortality. Death is swallowed up by life. Starting with the life of a child in Bethlehem.

Nothing is impossible with God!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

In Memory of Jim Taylor





26th February 1930























28th November 2010


Please remember his wife Helen and their children: David, Karen, Roderick and Colin and their families in your prayers.