A Christmas thought...

When I was a child, grown-ups always wanted to know if I'd been good when it came near Christmas - it seemed that gift-giving was perhaps conditional upon one having been a good boy.

It strikes me that God isn’t like that. He doesn’t want to know if we’ve been good before giving us the ultimate gift - the gift of His son Jesus. That’s a gift without conditions, born out of a love which is unconditional.

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
Isaiah 9:6-7

May God bless you this Christmas, and grant you his perfect peace.

Copyright Phil Hendry, 2016