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As we head into another December, life seems to go up a gear. Work and school break-ups, get-togethers with friends, endless texts and emails to organise family get-togethers, shopping centres where car parking becomes a premium.

I wonder what Bethlehem was like 2000 years ago. Caesar Augustus had issued an order that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world, so everyone was heading back to their home town to register.  Bethlehem became a hive of activity with people running around organising this and that, finding food and mattresses and space for all the visitors in town. Many people were so distracted that they missed the greatest gift given to the world. They missed a baby being born in a stable. A baby who would go on to change the world.

I am reminded of Isaiah’s words:

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 6:9)

Don’t miss the most important Gift this Christmas.


Wonthaggi Baptist Church
Corner McBride Ave & Broome Cres, Wonthaggi Vic 3995 | Phone: 03 5672 4949 | Email:
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