The Meaning of Christmas

The Christmas story is one of the greatest stories ever told. It is a story of the scandal of a teenage birth, political intrigue at the palace, the shame and worry of being homeless, a desperate flight to freedom.

There are kings and shepherds, stars and animal dung, angels and donkeys. It is the story of hope, peace and new beginnings - even when things seemed to be at their darkest.

It is also a story that is still relevant to us today; a story of God's Son, born into the normality of our daily lives.

That baby would grow into a man who would challenge the corruption and injustice of institutionalised religion and politics; who would live a life so radical, so different, that it would eventually get him killed... not just a man of words but a man of actions. We don't celebrate the birth of many babies 2000+ years after they were born... but this was no ordinary baby - this is Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.

To find out more about the history of Christmas, click here.

Have a wonderful Christ-mas!

Take a listen to this Christmas poem...

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