Next week, millions of people across the world will be celebrating the miracle of the birth of Jesus Christ in a humble stable more than 2000 years ago.
Without trivialising this wondrous event in any way, I'd like to share my little miracle with you - the miracle of blogging.
My very dear friend, Kerri, who lives on the other side of the world from me and whom I have never met, sent me a photo of the shortbread she had baked. I told her that since she wasn't able to send me a piece, the very least she could do was send me the recipe.
The recipe arrived a few minutes later, and below is the result. So what is so miraculous about that? In more than 6 decades I had never made shortbread. Yes, I had sometimes thought about it, but that's as far as it got. Now, through the miracle of blogging and sharing friendship across the world, I now have a batch of very delicious shortbread for Christmas.