From Pastors Study

I’m sure most of your remember playing “pass the parcel”?

Or still may play it at Christmas time with the children?

Remember how excited you were when the music stopped and you were holding the parcel?!


As we approach Christmas, depending who we are, we might be thinking more about giving or more about receiving a gift?

But it’s a time I hope we remember the greatest gift ever given, and something that is likely to be enacted by many school children at their Christmas concerts


Remember when the angel appeared to the shepherds and said “I bring you good news of great joy”

Shepherds are not men who would be easily fooled!

They are tough, practical, men of the world - who would not be easily taken in!

If they said, they saw angels, and found Jesus the Messiah - you could believe them!


As you prepare for Christmas, why not plan to visit a church Christmas service and discover the joy these shepherds found when they met Jesus?