Birthdays

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So this week was my 23rd Birthday!  It’s only a matter of months now before my legs start to click, wrinkles develop and I start shopping in Morrisons. Tragic times.

But 23 years ago on the 3rd of December 1989, I decided that it was time to take on the world. The midwife immediately knew that I was to be a magician in the future because within seconds of popping out, I was doing jazz hands and exclaiming the words ‘ta daa!’. 

If I could go back in time, I think I would come out singing my version of Michael Buble.  Just imagine – Arriving on earth in a suit and tie (clearly), arrogantly singing ‘You just haven’t met me yet!’. I think that would have been far better.

But of course, to really show my magical skills – I should have appeared from the empty bed next to my mums. That would have been fun.

Speaking of Birthdays, it’s that time of year when we begin to consider the greatest birth of all time. Jesus Christ – the son of God.

And it’s not just me who dreams of a magical appearance, Jesus was born to a virgin Mary. Now that’s awesome. (He actually got to be magical. And, to be honest, I’m slightly jealous.)

But this is more than just any old birth. Here was the birth of a man who was to change the world. A man who was to suffer greatly and yet live life fully. Here was the birth of a man who was to take responsibility for human history and future, who defeated death so that we could connect with a Holy, Father God.

Jesus is alive today and wants to give you new life. He wants you to know what it is to live life fully. He wants to give you another chance. He wants to take your suffering, giving you purpose, hope, joy and meaning.

So here’s a thought – If you started life again today – What would be different? What would you ask God for?

Consider him today and as we approach Christmas. He came to bring new life. What does that mean to you and how do you respond?

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About laughingwithtom

Tom Elliott is a Christian Communicator who is passionate about introducing people to Jesus. Tom is also a credible and experienced Comedian, Magician, Speaker and writer, with a heart to use his gifts for the extension of Gods Kingdom. He has travelled extensively throughout the UK and abroad, whilst also being on the leadership team of his home church in Gloucestershire. Tom has been mentored by some of the UK’s most influential evangelists including J.John, Steve Legg, Mark Greenwood, Mark Ritchie, Matt Summerfield, Barry Woodward and more. Through his acclaimed show, Tom captures the attention of non believers through quality entertainment and as a result has been able to share his faith on TV, Radio, Online, in schools, churches & theatres reaching thousands of people with the Gospel. Tom has also taken his work to many large scale events and Festivals such as ‘New Wine’, ‘Detling,’ ‘Gorsley’, ‘Greenbelt’ and ‘Spring Harvest’ Tom is honoured to be an Ambassador for the international Christian charity ‘Compassion’ who work to change lives in over 26 countries that suffer extreme poverty. Toms desire is to see all people take hold of Jesus’ promise of life to the full. On stage and off stage, Tom’s passion for this fulfilment of life is contagious. Tom has been personally trained by expert entertainers and in 2013, Tom contributed to a book titled ‘Does God LOL’ alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, to raise money for national charity, ‘Mary’s Meals’. This book is now available in many good book stores. www.laughingwithtom.co.uk
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One Response to Birthdays

  1. Terry Lawto says:

    Great blog Tom, you summed it all up, ‘just like that’. Enjoy the FUN of Christmas and Keep Jesus always at the forefront..despite Santa’s distractions!

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