Coco Calling: No. 36 - Coco’s Post-Christmas Message
The random thoughts of a Christian parrot
Well, I hope you had a good Christmas. I had a wonderful time! Swinging upside down on the coloured fairy lights. Stealing all of the red berries from the bunches of holly hanging up around the house. Chewing up fragments of ribbon and wrapping paper. And of course, being totally spoilt by all of the humans in the house.
And now that the main part of the festivity is over, I suppose that some humans will be feeling a bit flat. Maybe Christmas failed to deliver. After the big build-up, perhaps it proved to be something of an anti-climax. Maybe there were family quarrels, or you didn’t get the presents that you were hoping for, or perhaps there was too much alcohol. Or was it simply a case that Jesus got left out and forgotten during the celebrations?
But you know, the true joy of Christmas doesn’t end when the 25th December comes to a close. Far from it. This is simply the beginning. Because the gift of Jesus to all creation, with everything that He represents, means that we have been offered the ultimate gift to see us through the remainder of our lifetimes and into eternity beyond. A gift that can’t break, doesn’t cost any money, and one that will work without batteries. A gift that is more important than anything else we will ever know. A gift that’s there for us every single moment of our lives…………
So let me screech it to the world from my perch! Feel the joy! Rejoice! If you truly believe in Jesus Christ, then it’s like having Christmas every single day. Even after the fairy lights and holly have all been cleared away.
For as the Bible says: “Rejoice in the day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in Heaven.” (Luke 6:23).
Try to include some rejoicing in your day today………..