About 2000 years ago, a baby boy was born in Bethlehem, and placed in a manger because there was no room in the inn. Most people in Bethlehem that night slept, unaware of what was occurring just around the corner. 2000 years later, who would have imagined that a baby boy placed in a manger would continue to have such an impact on individuals and communities.
Across the world, communities and even families Christmas traditions are aplenty. For me and my family, we would always cross our arms to pull crackers before we tucked into our Christmas dinner, my Gran would always give us a sugar mouse, and (unless it was pouring with rain!!) we always went for a Christmas Day afternoon walk – to burn off some of the turkey dinner if nothing else!
Sometimes it’s the little, somewhat insignificant things that actually hold significance. A bit like how a baby placed in a manger passed many people by that night, little and insignificant. And yet, in time, the boy grew up and became significant, and continues to be for many today.
So however you are celebrating Christmas this year, remember that even little things can hold great significance.
I pray you all have a very Happy Christmas, and blessed 2019.