The real message of Christmas
The saying that ‘Christmas is a time for giving’, is a popular little tool that all parents have in their arsenal during the festive season. It seems the perfect antidote to the constant chorus of ‘I want!’ Unfortunately, it is also a sentiment that potentially leads us away from the real message of Christmas.
Christmas is about getting. In fact, Christmas is about getting the most valuable and expensive gift imaginable. Now – before you pass this news on to your spouse or your parents – there is something else you need to know.
The original message of Christmas has nothing to do with what will appear under your tree on the 25th December – it actually has nothing to do with a tree at all! Christmas is a time when we remember a gift that has already been given.
About 2,000 years ago, something wonderful happened. The world was given the greatest gift of all … the gift of the Lord Jesus. One of the eyewitness accounts in the Bible presents the real message of Christmas this way:
I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you, he is the Messiah, the Lord.
This Christmas, Grove Hill Evangelical Church would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate God’s extravagant gift of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.
Our Christmas services are as follows
Christmas Family Service:
Sunday 15th December, 11-12 noon
Sunday 22nd December, 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Christmas Day (for all the family):
Wednesday 25th December, 10.30 am – 11.15 am