The night before Christmas and lots of last minute buying, wrapping of presents is going on around us. We find ourselves mesmerised by the television and the amount of food in our cupboards. We think it is a miracle if we have done everything before the shops shut. This verse in John’s Gospel tells us that God came down to earth as a baby, to live with us, to show us how to live and die for us, so that we might have life in all its fullness. It is a gift given out of grace and God’s enormous love for each one of us – this is the true miracle of Christmas time.
Even if it were not Christmas day tomorrow, I would still be thankful for …