‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name “Immanuel”‘ (Matt 1:23) Familiarity can so quickly lead to the loss of awe. I think this is especially true with the Christmas message. For example, hearing the word Immanuel should send shudders of joy and excitement surging through our bones! Why? Let me try to explain: Immanuel, as many of us will … Continue reading Immanuel

A Topsy-turvy person

A week ago we started a three part series, looking at the topsy-turvy nature of Christmas. What I mean by this is, have you ever stopped for a moment and considered how topsy-turvy, upside-down and back-to-front the story of that first Christmas really is? It may be familiar to many of us, but there is nothing normal about the story. Let me show you the third of three … Continue reading A Topsy-turvy person