Full of grace and truth was the Baby born that night
Jesus the Christ had come to spread heaven's pure light
To sinful humans made in God's likeness.
Preaching and teaching and breaking the Devil's sway
Urging all to follow his self-denying way
That leads to The joy of his Father's love.
A vicious virus could be God's shrill wake-up call
To a sleeping, self-centred world in sin's free fall
Yet this is still the day for being saved.
Our world is now being shaken, things fall apart
but all that really matters is who rules our heart
Only one real choice - Jesus or myself.
John 1.14 Genesis 1 .27 / Luke 9.23 / 2 Corinthians 6.2 / 2 Thessalonians 2.4
The COVID-19 virus has reminded us all just how fragile life is. And even a successful vaccine will
only delay the onset of death for just a few more short years. Is there no answer to this seemingly tragic dilemma?
Yes, there is and the answer is to be found in the babe of Bethlehem who became the Christ of Calvary.
Philosophers down through the ages have pondered the meaning of life. What are we doing here? Where did we come from and where are we going to? But surely the greatest mystery of all is the person of God. If he is a God of love then why does he allow so much suffering in the world. And can we come to know him in a personal and meaningful way?
What is true Christianity? Can a logical, coherent and rational case be made out for the existence of Jesus Christ? Was he really the Son of God who came down from heaven to atone for the sufferings of mankind? And if he was, what relevance does that have to the everyday needs of 21st Century men and women?