I hope that, if you went, you felt a sense that Sherford isn’t just a place to live but that it’s a community. Christmas is all about community! It’s a great chance to get together with the people you love: sometimes the only chance in the year. It’s also a time when offices and schools throw parties, and we can celebrate our friendships with our colleagues and classmates.
But Christmas is also about presents, which is very hard to forget when you have children in the house! It’s exciting wondering what you are going to get. Will you get the things you want? Will you get the things you need?
The first ever Christmas was, likewise, all about both community and presents. And the greatest present of all? The gift we needed most? Perhaps this verse from Matthew chapter 1 will give us a clue:
A virgin will have a baby boy, and he will be called ‘Immanuel’, which means, ‘God has come to live with us.’ (Matthew 1:23)
The greatest Christmas present was that God moved into the neighbourhood! God chose to join our community! We all know from experience that the very best way to enjoy life is in community with others. But it’s even more wonderful to enjoy life in community with God. And Jesus, that baby boy who arrived on that first Christmas, makes it all possible.
Want to know more about Jesus? Want to be part of a welcoming community? Come along to Sherford Community Church: we can’t wait to meet you!