One of the classic Christmas songs is this one by Chris Rea: “I’m driving home for Christmas. Oh, I can’t wait to see those faces…” – ‘Why are the roads and trains and airlines so busy on Christmas Eve? The answer is because – like pigeons – we have a homing instinct. And that instinct is especially powerful as we approach December 25th. We feel the need to be with friends, family and loved ones on this one special day of the year. We just want to be home with the people we love – to catch up on the news, to relax and enjoy time with family, and to celebrate life together. This drive to be with the people you love is at the very heart of the Christmas story, and the Christmas message today.’

Excerpt from tract, ‘Christmas Presence’ (2015), published by The Good Book Company