The angel said: 'I bring you good news of great joy.
Today a Saviour has been born; he is Christ the Lord.'
Luke 2 10-11
It's Christmas Day! And I sincerely wish you and those you love - wherever you are and whatever you believe - a very joyful and peaceful day, full of blessings.
My photo shows the crib scene at my church - St Peter's, Shipley. I am not sure of its history or exactly how old it is but it has been brought out each Christmas for as long as I can remember. I like the old pottery figures, the donkey and the ox lying in the straw, the shepherd boy playing his pipe. I am always especially touched by the figure of Mary, kneeling in silent prayer before her son.
Thanks be to God.