Walking In A Winter Wonderland


A few years ago I read about a poll of the nation’s favourite Christmas Carols, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer featured in the Top Ten. If this wasn’t so funny it would have been a sorry sign of the times – the loss of the true meaning of Christmas. However, if it had been Darlene Love’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) I might almost have agreed… what a great record it is, and at a stretch could be an Advent Carol, calling for the (second) coming of Christ:

We didn’t sing it at UAL Carols by Candlelight this year, but it was a lovely evening all the same:

 © Ros Elwes

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.Matthew 18.1-5