Snow in Bethlehem
Blogged by James Preece on 10th January 2013
This is written amid fields of snow within a few days of Christmas. And when I last saw snow it was within a few miles of Bethlehem.
Everything I have been taught or told led me to regard snow in Bethlehem as a paradox, like snow in Egypt. Every rumour of realism, every indirect form of rationalism, every scientific opinion taken on authority and at third hand, had let me to regard the country where Christ was born solely as a sort of semi-tropical place with nothing but palm-trees and parasols.
It was only when I actually looked at it that it looked exactly like a Christmas card."
Now can we have some snow in Hull please?