Something to Think About - The Evesham Observer

Something to Think About

Evesham Editorial 29th Dec, 2021   0

FATHER Christmas is sat on the mantlepiece and a Polar Bear is stood in a glass bowl on the hearth, both looking intently out onto the sitting room.

All around them are the decorations and in the corner the lighted Christmas Tree. They are of course just models.

Because my father had died when I was 5 years old, every year until I was 14, my mother and I would spend Christmas at the home of one of our relatives.

When I was nine, two of my uncles made me a very large model crane because both were engineers and one of them a top man at a large international crane manufacturer.

To this day I have never been able to work out how Father Christmas got it down my Aunt’s chimney nor how we got it home on the bus after the holiday.

I have always been thrilled to see the joy on the faces of my children, grandchildren and now great grandchildren as they open their presents.

But of course, Christmas is much more than that, because it is the time when we remember the Birth of God’s Son, Jesus Christ in Bethlehem.

Even in the darkness of Covid; Jesus the Light of the world can bring us the love, joy and peace from His Father, God, to lighten our darkness.

May that light spread into our New Year and take us forward with renewed hope and joy.

Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District


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