What is Christmas really about? Many would say that it is about family and spending time with the ones you love. Others would say it is a season of giving and generocity. Still others would add that this is a time of peace and goodwill towards others. These answers seem right in some senses, but they are missing something big, aren't they? They are missing the foundation or the substance. What causes this season to be so special that we feel as if we should spend time with family or give back to others who are in need or any of the other traditions we so love this time of year? What are we celebrating? When you lose the answer to this question you lose Christmas and we wind up with empty, hollow traditions.
My 3 year old daughter, Avery, would remind me that Christmas celebrates Jesus' birthday. We are headed in the right direction, but does a birthday celebration capture the great reality of Christmas? I don't think so. Birthdays are fun, but this was no normal birthday. On this birthday God did something radical, He did something profound and eternity altering. On this birthday the Author of all of history stepped foot into His own story and became one of the characters. He Came! He came on a mission, a mission that gives us a true reason to celebrate and have hope that is unfading.
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