Christmas is:

Christmas is a time of new birth. A time when we celebrate the birth of our Saviour and Lord. But it is also a time when we celebrate our own children, through exchanging gifts and sharing a meal together.

Can I encourage anyone in a strained relationship with their children to use this time to build bridges with them. To repair the hurt and forgive the pain and make amends to their children, or parents.

It’s not the value of the gift that is important. It is the value of the love attached to the sharing.

This Christmas I thank God for my three children: Duncan, Mitchell and Ashleigh and look forward to sharing this precious day in the Christian calendar with them and my beautiful wife Karen

Regardless of the value of the gifts. The real gift is their love.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new.