Thought for the Week
PUBLISHED: 21:32 31 January 2011
On Wednesday, February 2, it is the Festival of The Presentation of Christ in the Temple – catchy name, eh?
It’s also known as Candlemas and is the day when many churches remember Jesus as a baby being brought to be dedicated (presented) to God when he was 40 days old, as is the tradition of the Jewish faith.
This special day is a reminder that for Christians the most important thing we hold dear isn’t tradition or worship (church) or even a book (Bible); the most important part of our faith is the person who showed God to us in a way that no-one before and no-one since could, because he was God made human.
We don’t worship a God who lives in a church or in the pages of a book, but a God who presented himself to us as one of us - the man who is God, Jesus Christ.
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