“Hey kids: Christmas is all about you.” You wish!

If you went to church on Christmas day, it is very possible the small children were invited to come forward and sit in front  of the nativity scene. (Every time I see those little figurines  – sheep, a cow, a donkey, the manger, Mary, Joseph  etc., I’m reminded of Jethro pursuing Moses in search of his “stolen” idol).

After which the pastor/priest says something to this effect:

“Children, Christmas is all about you.”

Yes, if Santa is you saviour .

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At your wits end? Let God: The message of the pregnancy of Mary

​Did you know God can change any desperate situation, any insoluble problem, into success? Here is a good example from scripture:

Matthew 1:18-21

Christ Born of Mary

18Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”

LIsten to  God (Father and Son)  intervene in an impossible situation:

Father – Joseph is at his wits end. Being a  compassionate man, he doesn’t want to  get Mary stoned. 

Son  – Sticky one.

Father – I know what we can do: why don’t you become a baby in Mary’s womb, and carry out that idea we’ve been toying over forever. 

Son – Kinda like kill two birds with one stone; the big ‘un, getting Joseph out of his pickle, the other, me becoming man, suffering, being crucified, rising again, and the rest of it.

End of dialogue

The gist of the sermon (yes, that is what it was -dialogue added):

“When all seems lost, are you prepared to let God?”

MERRY CHRISTMAS.