Beyond the Plastic and Flashing Lights

The colourful ornaments of Christmas

The colourful ornaments of Christmas


It’s easy to become cynical and negative about the Christmas season. Many people go to great lengths to discard its value to society, others attempt to secularize it as ‘Happy Holidays’ and banish any emphasis of remembering the birth of Jesus Christ and his significant eternal purpose for humanity..

Truth is.. beyond all the commercialism and coloured lights, the shopping frenzies and fantasy, Christmas is a simple opportunity to celebrate the spirit of giving. The humble story of a child of promise being born to a young woman engaged to be married to a carpenter from Nazareth has captivated history for over 2000 years. A story that is still to this day so relevant to every culture on earth.

Thank God for Jesus. Thank God for the simple gift of giving and for the hope we can all share because of what Christ has done for us. Christmas is a fresh new reminder every year that God is all about new beginnings… His grace and forgiveness, His love and mercies are new every morning. 

Enjoy these next few days before Christmas and embrace that simple spirit of giving in all you do.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

– John 3: 16-17