Christmas is here with us again and it is again time to sing the carols of old and to reflect on the whole story of Christmas. In doing this we must avoid the danger of thinking we have heard this story Christmas story many times over and therefore have nothing new to learn from it. God is able to speak to us in new ways every time and we only have to be ready to receive our anointing from His Word.
Christmas is a time of giving and receiving, of showing love and gratitude to others, through the exchanging of presents and cards. In doing this we are reminded of the great gift God has given us in Christ and of how little we have to offer in return. Whatever we might bring, can never repay God. Whatever we might sacrifice, can scarcely begin to express our thanks. But what we can offer and gladly bring to God should be our praise, our homage and adoration and we must remember to offer these in the name of Jesus.
On this joyous occasion, I pray that the light that dawned in the life of Zechariah and Elizabeth, that which transformed the future for Mary and Joseph and lit the sky on the night of the Savior’s birth, should flood into our lives May we be the people who once walked in darkness but who have now seen the great light. May this light ever shine on our way in the New Year.
Rev. Dr. G. Nii Noi Odonkor