One week to go...
One more week to go! Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King!
And so we join in the Advent-ure that leads to the stable – dark, bare and smelly, and yet a place of wonder and worship. The stable is transformed because of Jesus' presence, even as a tiny baby.
The lives of each person there were transformed, and our world was transformed for ever, too.
Mary had known what a difference Jesus makes from the moment the angel appeared to her and told her she would have God's special baby.
Joseph knew what a difference Jesus would make when God told him in a dream to protect Mary and her baby at all costs.
The shepherds knew what a difference Jesus would make when a whole cloud of angels appeared in the sky telling them – don't be afraid! Go and find the new King!
And the wise men knew what a difference Jesus would make as they fixed their eyes on a strange new star and followed it all the way to Bethlehem.
What difference does knowing Jesus make in your life?
What difference does Jesus make in our church?