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A band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth. We’re on pilgrimage to worship him.” … …The star appeared again, the same star they had seen in the eastern skies....

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14 Comment Have you seen a new born baby recently? Take a moment to capture the amazing miracle of those perfectly formed hands and feet that...

1 Corinthians 13 – a Christmas Version If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another decorator. If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do...

Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and becomes united to his wife.  They become one flesh.  Genesis 2:24 Comment We are currently experiencing what is known as the ‘sandwich generation’ where our children are now adults but still need our support and our parents are growing older and also need our support. Seasons ebb and flow and family ties...

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.  Romans 12:15 Comment We sat this week and chatted with some friends who are experiencing the excitement of the impending arrival of their first child – at about the same time later this year that our son and daughter-in-law will present us with our second grandchild.  Very different emotions were...

Finally, all ‘two’ of you, live in harmony with one another, be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:8 Comment Pentatonix are 5 voice vocal group who sing a cappella. They make...

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Comment Back in the summer, there was a lot of news stories in the UK about issues with luggage going missing for travellers and issues with baggage handlers.  When we travelled, we were advised to pack essential items in our hand luggage in case our main luggage was...

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,  fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning...

‘Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay.  Your people will be my people and your God my God.  Where you die I will die and there I will be buried.’  Ruth 1:16,17 Comment Although Ruth’s promise is not made to her husband but her mother-in-law, I imagine she repeated similar words to Boaz –...

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your...