Well, despite all the joy, fun filled times, and great food, Jesus came as a little baby, born in a stable in Bethlehem for one reason. To die for us, and save mankind from our sin.
This, I believe, regardless if we realize it or not, is why people give so much over the Christmas season. Jesus’ mission affects us, like it or not, into being kinder to our fellow man, into showing compassion.
Even those who wish to take Christ out of Christmas, will never be able to because the “giving” nature that Christmas has become, is fully rooted in Christ. To take Christ out of Christmas, would be to get rid of Christmas all together. And it will be something that could never be fully done.
This year, when you are able to sit back, whenever there’s a small breather in your busy, sometimes very stressful life, take a moment to realize that the bond you feel, or the joy, no matter how great or small, is there because of one person: Jesus. And He came because He loves YOU.
May God bless you all. Zac.