So this weekend, myself and my wife, Natalie purchased our first Christmas tree (a real one) and
decorations. This was something that myself and my bank manager had yet to experience….
I never knew just how much a bauble costs! And it’s something our cat needs to learn about too!
Some are silver, some are gold, some even have glitter but the fact is, it’s a bauble. It has no other use than to hang on a tree and look pretty. Would you buy a leaf for £3.99?
So what did it cost for me to decorate the house this Christmas – More than I expected! None the less, it looks lovely.
But as we consider Jesus being born, let’s not forget the purpose of him coming to Earth.
The cost for me to have a friendship with a perfect God was much greater than purchasing baubles. Jesus came to pay the price through death on a cross, so that the garbage in our lives wouldn’t stand in the way of us connecting with a Holy and perfect God.
Can I encourage you this year to see Christmas not simply as a story or a tradition – but as a personal gift that has been purchased for you, with your name on it. A gift that lasts forever. The gift of life in its fullest through Jesus Christ.
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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.
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Take time to reflect on this blog, Baubles glitter but Jesus still shines with an intensity that cannot be compared and if you grieve this Christmas, let His love shine into you for He is real.