CHURCHES in Ormskirk will be presenting a rather different image of Christmas this December as part of a national campaign.
The campaign features a brown-eyed boy doll in a blue baby grow representing the baby Jesus, and plays on the idea of Christmas being a time when everyone is searching for that ‘must-have’ Christmas gift.
The striking image of a fictional ‘Godbaby toy’ is accompanied by the headline ‘He cries, He wees, He saves the world’ and is underlined by the strapline of ‘Christmas Start with Christ’.
It is part of a national campaign orchestrated by Christian charity ChurchAds.net it aims to get more people talking and thinking about Jesus Christ this Christmas time. Now in its fourth year, the Christmas Starts with Christ campaign re-tells the Christmas story in modern, secular contexts to capture the public’s attention.
Neil Rees, minister at Cottage Lane Mission, Ormskirk, said: “We saw the “Godbaby” image and knew it would make a fantastic starting point for provoking thought and conversation on what Christmas is about. Yes, Christmas is a great time for being with family and enjoying a well-deserved holiday, but the heart of the Christmas message – what God did for us in Jesus – is so easily lost under a pile of presents and a few too many drinks at the office party. We hope that people who see this image on the invitations we are delivering around our community will feel welcome to join us to explore the true Christmas story and maybe find in Jesus himself an unexpected, but very needed, present.”
For more information visit www.christmasstarts.com