Pastor's Message

What are your plans for Christmas?

How would you answer this question? Have you got plans to go away, perhaps to family or friends? You may be staying at home and are making plans for Christmas dinner and all the trimmings. Others may be thinking of presents for children or family members or buying tinsel or lights so that their homes are decorated. Some may be trying to arrange a time to see family they haven’t seen for a while. Many may not really be bothered about Christmas and wonder what all the fuss is about. What about you? Do you have definite plans for Christmas?

God had a plan for Christmas. His plan was to send His only Son, Jesus Christ, who was with Him in heaven, to our world as a baby. The Bible says “… when the fullness of the time had come God sent forth His Son…” (Galatians 4:4). At Christmas, Christians remember that baby Jesus was born to Mary and  
placed in a manger in Bethlehem.

Why was God willing to send His son? A well-known verse in the Bible tells us the answer, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) Plans usually have a purpose. What was the purpose of God’s plan? For Jesus to come and be the Saviour of sinners. As the verse tells us, if you truly believe in Jesus Christ you can have the blessing of salvation.

Your plans may not be as great as God’s plan but why don’t you make time to think about Jesus this Christmas? Why not put Jesus Christ into your plans?