A long time ago, God made the Galaxy,
It was beautiful, rich, wonderful and He filled it with people, people he made, people he loved, people like you and me, people who were special to him. And he gave these people everything. Everything except one tree, one Fruit (Pastille) which they were told not to eat.
But the people wanted to do things their own way, so they did a Breakaway from God. Trouble is, after the breakaway everything started to go wrong. Things were really really Rocky.
Suffering, pain, loneliness, bullying, violence, death, because we’d chosen our way instead of God’s way
Many years later, a young woman was FRIGHTENED OUT OF HER WITS, when an angel suddenly turned up.
The Angel wondered if he Malteser fear (‘might ease her’) Don’t be scared he said, You’re going to have a son, the Son of God, call him Jesus – A name that means he’ll save people, he’ll make them friends with God again.
And though Joseph was a bit confused, he was a good egg, you couldn’t hope to meet a Kinder man (Kinder Egg), so he decided to look after Mary, and God’s baby.
So the story goes that Mary and Joseph travelled to Bethlehem. Mary was heavily pregnant, and Joseph wondered if she’d Flake out on the journey. They finally found a room full of animals, a kind of stable. We don’t know what sort of animals were there, whether there was a Kit Kat!, but by morning there was Jesus, Nestleing in his mothers arms.
All sorts of strange visitors started to turn up.
First some shepherds: they’d been up on the hillside, looking up at the Milky Way, when some angels appeared in the sky and said go and see God’s promised Saviour. Tell everyone, don’t Wispa, shout it out, God is here. So straight as an Aero they headed for Bethlehem to find Jesus. And they were there in a Jaffa.
Further away, some wise men were looking up at the planets in the sky: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, when they saw something amazing. By the way: in the ancient world, Jupiter was the ‘king star’, and at the time of the birth of Jesus, Jupiter appeared in the night sky very close to Saturn, which represented Israel. If you were reading the sky you’d see ‘new king in Israel’.
So the kings packed up their Bounty – their presents for the new king
And came to see Jesus. They didn’t find him at king Herod’s palace, but those wise men were Smarties, they didn’t give up. And when they found Jesus they brought out their gifts, Gold for a king, incense for worship, myrrh for death.
And here’s the Crunch (ie). The baby Jesus is the Son of God, sent by God into the world. He is Divine, wrapped in human skin.
God’s gift to you: but you can only taste how good the gift is if you unwrap it.
I hope you do choose Jesus, but in the end, it’s your selection.
Definitely a reason for a celebration!