Yesterday and today the church was full of proud parents and friends listening to the Christmas Story told by the children. Both the Youth Church and Forehill Primary School made a splendid job of it. Anyone who didn't have a tear in their eye must have a heart of stone.
I'm very conscious that at this time of year there are those who feel "left out" in the celebrations. It was for just such folk that God sent love into the world. The children provided timely reminders of the hope that overcomes fear in every darkness that humans face. Its a pity we can't bottle that.