CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2016
By Wayne Alcorn, ACC National President
It’s the final countdown to Christmas Day – the wonderful time of the year when we can share the true reason for the festivities.
We love this season because it is so uplifting and positive; and we say things that we really should say every day. For those special people in our lives, we will go one step further – we give them gifts. This is what this season is all about – a celebration of an extravagant gift, that came at great cost to the Giver. We think of the scripture, ‘For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.’ (John 3:16)
Long after we take down the Christmas tree, and the New Year resolutions are forgotten, the real reason for the season remains – and His name is Jesus. For He is the gift that keeps on giving: Life to all who believe.
We have embraced the theme ‘Find Wonder’ this Christmas season; trusting that people would discover hope through Jesus Christ despite the drama, chaos and heartache we currently see across the globe. That magnificent carol, ‘Oh Holy Night’ captures it so well:
‘The thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.’
Our prayer is that in the busyness and energy to make Christmas special for others, we all discover the wonder of the birth of our Saviour Jesus.
ACC National President