A visit from the police….

Whilst I was working on Monday evening, Natalie had an unexpected visit from the Police.
Now, don’t worpolicery, they are not after us…I hope.

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…..


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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1 Response to A visit from the police….

  1. But why did the police knock?
    Hopefully Tom you are coming to the FCM conference in February!!
    Keep blogging!! in the words of Brucie!

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