Sunday, 21 December 2014

Me? You must be joking!

When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. Matthew 2: 3-4

So, we’ve ‘done’ the carol service. Ticked the box for another year, or maybe we’ll fit in a midnight service on Christmas Eve?

Herod wanted to find Jesus. He wanted to discover if the baby was real. He wanted to eliminate the opposition the person he really wanted on the throne in his life … himself. Of course, Herod’s the bad guy, the latest Bond enemy, the one we love to hate. That is, until we see ourselves in the story.

Surely, not me? I’ve fitted in my religious homage. But who is on the throne in my life?

The answer to that one will be revealed and everyone will see … in attitudes rather than presents.

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