Rather than a vaccine, rules or government, they need hope in something certain – and that’s what we have to offer. We need to share that Jesus entered our broken world to meet us in our desperate need and reconcile us with God.
By skipping Christmas, we’ll miss opportunities to do this, robbing friends of the chance to respond to our wonderful Saviour. So, in the words of Spike from ‘Christmas with the Kranks’ - “You're skipping Christmas! Isn't that against the law?”
And that’s not the only Christmas movie with helpful advice for our CU mission this year. Here are some practical ideas inspired by some holiday favourites…
Instantly recognisable carols are ideal for getting people in the Christmas spirit, and their lyrics contain wonderful truths.
(And if restrictions allow, invite your friends to join you in a search of the world’s best coffee).
It has been a tough year, and it’s likely to be a tough Christmas for a lot of students. Reach out to your pals and flatmates who are struggling and show them that you care about them this Christmas.
It may be different in 2020, but if your friends hear and respond to the gospel this Christmas, it will without a doubt be most wonderful time of the year.
Merry Christmas ya filthy animals.
This blog was written by Alex Hanna. Alex is in his second year as a Staff Worker in Aberdeen. He enjoys watching Die Hard with a Baileys hot chocolate to get him into the Christmas spirit, as well as winter walks with pals.
Can you send a CU a virtual Christmas card? This will be a real encouragement to them. See more here.
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