A NUMBER of years ago on a pitch-black moonless night, I was walking home and approaching a part of the road where it was alleged a ghost appeared at midnight.
The church clock struck twelve and fortunately for me the ghost did not show.
No doubt there are many times in our lives when we can be in similar situations in more ways than one.
Whenever I read the Christmas story in the Bible I am always amazed about the angels visit to the shepherds on the hillside.
Imagine the utter shock and bewilderment of these poor fellows, who were innocently looking after their sheep, when they were visited with a wonderful message of hope that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, had been born in Bethlehem.
There on the bleak hillside, they were the first humans to hear the good news that the Saviour had been born, not in a Palace but in a humble stable at the back of an inn, because there was no room inside.
To many of us life may seem bleak and dark with very little hope for the future but the Christmas message is one of hope and assurance for all of us, whatever our circumstances.
No matter what our situation, age or gender we can accept the greatest gift we can have; salvation and forgiveness from God through the Saviour, Jesus.
May this Christmas time be when the love, joy and the peace of God flow into your life.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District