The lead up to Christmas 2021 has been dusted with a bit of mystery. The mystery of whether there will be turkey on the table, whether there will be toys under the tree, whether we will be able to see the people we love, whether we will be able to have our ‘usual’ Christmas traditions.
The first Christmas itself was also filled with mystery. Who was this child who had been born in a stable and visited by shepherds and magi? This child is Jesus.
Jesus’ parents, Mary and Joseph, had been pulled away from the comfort of their home and traditions to travel to Bethlehem where Mary then gave birth.
Mary and Joseph may have felt frightened or anxious about all the changes in their lives, but they knew this mysterious baby was important for the world. Jesus brings PEACE to those who are troubled, HOPE to those who are despairing, JOY to those who are sad, and LOVE to everyone.
We wish you the PEACE, HOPE, JOY and LOVE of Jesus this Christmas.