Merry Christmas everyone!
And yes, that includes YOU, who're reading this now.
Hope this Christmas will remind all of us of what God has done for us. Let us all be reminded that He didn't have to come to earth to live among us (to be born in a manger and eventually crucified on the cross), but He did it anyway because He loves us so much and knew that we needed Him to come.. despite many of us thinking otherwise. Indeed, God works in way we do not expect Him to.
Let us also remember that this precious baby that was born in a manger was called "Immanuel" - which means "God with us". Christmas day (25th Dec) may not be the exact date of when Christ was born.. but at least it serves as a great reminder to us that on the day Christ was born, God came to be with us. What a marvelous Christmas gift that was! God, the Almighty, coming to be with us, lowly beings. We were the reason He came down, left His glory, and gave His life for.
We are the reason, that He gave His life
We are the reason, that He suffered and died
To a world that was lost, He gave all He could give
To show us the reason to live
Such amazing grace, such amazing love.
Will leave you all with this meaningful Christmas song, that has been frequently requested to be sung during caroling yesterday.
Christmas isn't Christmas til it happens in your heart
Somewhere deep inside you is where Christmas really starts
So give your heart to Jesus, you'll discover when you do
That is Christmas really Christmas for you
Even Chris couldn't escape from singing the solo part again this year. Hope this song will continue to be sung every year to remind us that Christmas isn't Christmas til it happens in our hearts.