One of our traditions as a church is lighting the church up at Christmas, drawing attention to the nativity. This year, as it was last year, the nativity sits right on the front boundary where everyone walking or driving past can easily see it. On the fence in front of it are four banners each with a separate scene in the story of Jesus' birth. It's a great way to share the story and we pray that many will be drawn closer to Jesus and a relationship with him.
Lighting the church at Christmas shines the light of Christ into the world. As the children head to & from school, as people walk by, as they drive by in their cars, and as parents park in our carpark to drop off and pick up children they are drawn to the lights and to the nativity scene. It is a reminder of the real reason for the season - the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and our Saviour.
I encourage you to encourage your friends & family to come and take a look - and take the opportunity to tell them the story of Christmas - the real story of Christmas. Why not bring your children down and tell them the story of Jesus birth gathered around the nativity scene?
Pray with me that the lights will attract people and they will sense and respond to God drawing them to himself.
Have a blessed and awesome week.