AS A young boy, my uncle, who was quite a comedian, told me a story and this is how it began.
“Twas a dark and stormy night and two men stood on a bridge. One said to the other, now tell me a story and this is how it began.
Twas a dark and stormy night and two men stood on a bridge. One said to the other, now tell me a story and this is how it began. Twas a dark and stormy night………”
After about six repeats my Aunt interrupted and said, “Stop it Charlie, you are boring the poor boy to tears”.
I am sure that during our lifetime there have been many times when a story can become too familiar and boring that we have ‘switched off’.
Sadly, it can happen with the Christmas story, with the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem all those years ago, because of all the ‘trappings’ that have been added to the festivities.
Because of the pandemic Christmas will be different this year but let us stop and consider the impact that the happenings in Bethlehem have had on our world.
Jesus, God’s Son, born into this world and to live in a working-class family for thirty years, came to spend the last three years of his life sharing the good news of God’s love and salvation to the world around him.
As we approach this Christmas, let us stop and consider the true ‘reason for the season’.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District