Another Sheffield contributor offered a similar opinion.
Christmas Eve Saturday 24 December
Saturday service on most routes with last departures between 1730 and 1930
Soon after, Roy confirmed the pathetic situation.
There was an embarrassed silence broken only by one member's hissing through gritted teeth, "when it's working." Now, aren't you supposed to get all the track, points and signals fully operational before building the scenery?
But a jolly time was had by all at the final meeting of 2016. Modesty prevents fbb from recording who came joint first in the quiz; and frustration prevents him from recording who lost in the tie-breaker question. Grrr!
This was how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. His mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they were married, she found out that she was going to have a baby by the Holy Spirit.
Joseph was a man who always did what was right, but he did not want to disgrace Mary publicly; so he made plans to break the engagement privately.
The disgrace of a pregnancy within the "betrothal" period would have been intolerable. Betrothal was part of a firm marriage contract, much stronger than today's trivialised "engagement"; Mary should have been cast out of the community for her sin.
But Joseph didn't follow the conventions of the day.
While he was thinking about this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, descendant of David, do not be afraid to take Mary to be your wife. For it is by the Holy Spirit that she has conceived. She will have a son, and you will name him Jesus; because he will save his people from their sins.”
He even took her with him to Bethlehem, almost certainly to protect her from the "kangaroo court" back in Nazareth that would surely have ostracised her. Society was very harsh to unmarried mothers.
Weird, weird behaviour - unless it was all true!