Christmas Eve • We all look forward to opening our gifts. What gifts would we expect from God? Maybe love, joy, peace, help for a particular situation, or forgiveness. God has sent us a gift today, what do you think it will be? We open it and we find: Baby Jesus! Why would God send us a baby when it isn't what we asked for? There is an old story of a millionaire that explains why: Whoever welcomes the Son gets everything else too. Is there room in your home and your heart for Jesus? (24 Dec 2010)

Away in a manger, No crib for His bed The little Lord Jesus Laid down His sweet head The stars in the bright sky Looked down where He lay The little Lord Jesus Asleep on the hay.


Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay Close by me forever And love me I pray Bless all the dear children In your tender care And take us to heaven To live with you there.