Christmas is Jesus’ birthday. It is a time of celebration that he was born to show us what God is like. That is why we exchange presents and cards to other people, to share the joy of Christmas. We couldn’t have Christmas without Jesus. But sometimes we get it all the wrong way round. It is easy to put ourselves first, other people second, and Jesus last. The word joy helps us to get it the right way round. Jesus first, others second and yourself last of all.

Why not include a Church Service as part of your Christmas celebration and put the joy back into Christmas.

Mark Binney