However, on arrival home, Natalie explains to me the situation and her concerns about it all.
Having opened the door to the police, one would expect her concerns to be about the why‘s and the what’s. The police could have knocked on the door for all kinds of reasons. Perhaps I had been arrested, attacked, or simply confused!
But no – The first concern of my wife is not the ‘Why’ or the ‘What’ but instead a response typical of her character.
Her first concern when seeing police at the door was not about any of those things, but about the mess on the living room floor!
Though, this wasn’t just any mess. This mess was the wrappers of the chocolates that she was working her way through.
Caught red handed, eating her way through a box of chocolates, by the police.
I don’t know about you, but if I answered the door to the unexpected police, there would be a little stream of nerves running through me. Self doubt and worry as to what they were there for.
Christmas is all about Jesus coming to earth. Jesus coming to be one of us and he knocks at ‘the door of our lives’.
Perhaps for some of us, that alone is a scary thought.
Perhaps, like Natalie, we want to clear away the mess and look good for his arrival.
Maybe, you have concerns about what he has come to say or do?
Well here’s a thought – What if Jesus was to come into your life, clear up the mess on your behalf and offer you hope for the future?
Well that is what he came to do. That is what the birth of Jesus Christ on earth, was all about. God in human form coming to offer us life & hope.
He came not to condemn us or highlight our failures, but instead, he came to give us the most energising, exciting and adventurous life that we could ever know. And that life, would be eternal, ever-lasting, non-stop.
Question for you: What’s your response to the events of Christmas?
PS – I hope Natalie didn’t steal those chocolates…..