After waiting for a few weeks we finally squeezed in a family trip to Horsham.

Despite lashings of rain and miserable driving conditions we were able to tour the Horsham Museum, eat Pizza and watch the light show.

The most fulfilling part of the day was walking through the streets holding hands with Elijah and Tirzah.

In the whirlwind of life what can be better than to have a child’s unfailing trust as you walk through the streets?

My lesson for the day is that I too should reach out and put my trust in the one who seeks to guide.

There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 18:24

At one point in our walk we saw Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus in a manger. The Horsham Party Shop always has a nativity scene.

To think that Jesus  stepped out of eternity into a cowshed, as he sought to redeem mankind.

Back at the museum the Christmas story was bracketed by the tragedy of Easter.

A darkened sculpture made of coal and resin shows  the crucified Christ on a wooden cross.

Will you and I accept the invitation he gave to Thomas and reach out to touch the one who rose again?

“see my hands, reach out your hand”

John 20:27

May those of us who call ourselves Christians maintain a childlike faith that trusts the one loved us (even more than the bond between a Grandad and his grandchildren).

Happy Christmas!







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