A Message from Pastor Brian and the team at Community Care Centre
Well, its that time of the year again everybody, its CHRISTMAS.
I think about the first day that I ever took Christmas seriously, I realised it was more than just giving and receiving presents. Something else happened – it was this realisation that there was really a God. And when I came to that understanding, Christmas presents, Christmas trees took on a whole new meaning.
I realised Christmas was not based on any of these things but the real rejoicing was around an opportunity to find myself and to see others the way God intended for them to be. To have found the love of God that speaks of hope, of recovery, and of a new opportunity to become everything God created us to be.
So Christmas… is an amazing adventure that we get to share with other people. Not because of a surprise that people give us in a box, but the acknowledgement of God’s gift of love was wrapped for us in the child of Christ, the greatest gift of all.
I have heard it said that when this gift is opened, this gift of freedom, this gift of hope, this gift of new opportunities, then something happens… I felt it too. Its called peace. I pray peace and goodwill to you all this special season of Christmas.
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