Ice, sweets, polar bears, carols and penguins……might seem a strange group of words for a Christmas blog but stay with me.
This week has been a great week; Sunday we had a carol concert at church where guys in penguin costumes greeted people with sweets. Around 900 people came many of whom don’t often come to church and the presentation was amazingly good if I say so myself!
Then on Wednesday my wife and I went to listen to classical music whilst watching polar scenes on a giant screen, perhaps a little middle aged but hey we enjoyed it!!
As I listened to the beautiful music and watched the amazing scenes I couldn’t help keep thinking, ‘wow, that’s unbelievable, that’s unexplainable’ so much detail and so stirring how does it all work?
Now as I sit thinking about the dawn of Christmas and imagine Mary hearing the news of her impending birth I can imagine her thinking; ‘wow, that’s unbelievable, that’s unexplainable’ and here’s my thought for you this Christmas time.
If you’re struggling to believe in the story, or you’re struggling to trust the God of the story, you’re in good company Mary did too but she came to the place where she said ‘let it be to me according to your word’ and then she saw. People think you see in order to believe but actually it’s the other way round!
This Christmas may you believe and may you see that the God who created ice, polar bears and penguins, the God who put imagination into the minds of composers to create beautiful music is the same God who sent Jesus to earth 2,000 years ago for you and for me. Unbelievable? You better believe it!