In Peterborough there is a huge shopping centre. It has all the major department stores
I looked at it and pondered both scenes side by side. The one that is unmanned and is every shade of brown and lifeless is the one that should be the most vibrant and powerful, life giving and attractive.
I wondered whether the two scenes adequately portray the power and wonder of what Christmas is all about, that a pure Holy God would become a man and live amongst us to bring us life. Please join me and do something about the communication of the Christmas story with me and join with hundreds of churches up and down the country by being part of http://www.getinthepicture.org.uk It is so simple to do and shows something of the life and vibrancy of the birth of Jesus.