It's Christmas...

There’s something about Christmas that invites you to come home. There’s a longing for home in this season that cuts across religion and culture. Home where there’s comfort and warmth, and such emptiness felt as loneliness is amplified within you when you’re far from family.

Isn’t that the salvation story? Calling everyone home! Christ’s birth signifies the ‘“There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea” (as Elijah’s servant saw in 1 Kings 18:24) manifestation of our salvation story ... to come as we are to find ourselves at home in the salvation story, at home in Christ’s love.

Gift giving is infectious, outspending selves to give the perfect gifts; time, thought, energy, emotions and resources go out on gifts. My sister and I were talking about the gifts she was getting and the she mentioned how a report says an estimated £26.9 billion would be spent on Christmas shopping in the UK...
I thought about it as well, how ridiculous it can get, and how wonderfully heart warming and kind to get presents from family, colleagues and friends. Back in Nigeria, bags of rice have arrived the house, chickens, goats etc
Be it a sincere gift or not, there’s a compelling force in these season to give, and I believe it’s the Spirit of the season.... God gave us his best, the most expensive gift... His only son... Christ became man, left heavens glory to become flesh and move into our neighborhood just to secure our salvation. The season itself is a gift of God, and every nation is imparted by it even if they don’t believe in the reason for the season, they still dwell in the excitement of it all, and the joy of giving.

For to us a Child shall be born, to us a Son shall be given;
And the government shall be upon His shoulder,
And His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah

Merry Christmas. Christ is born, and salvation has come.


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