It isn’t about the holiday. It’s about Hope.
It isn’t about the shopping. It’s about a Savior.
It isn’t about the packages. It’s about His Presence.
It isn’t about the bows. It’s about the Blessing.
It isn’t about the garlands. It’s about the Gift.
It isn’t about the tree. It’s about the Treasure.
It isn’t about the food. It’s about our Faith.
It isn’t about the decorations. It’s about Deity made flesh.
It isn’t about the celebrating. It’s about the Child.
While the “perfect Christmas” may be beyond our reach, the perfect Christmas Gift is available to all. It does not matter if we get it all done, or if we found the right presents for each one on our list, or if the cooking produced a delicious menu, or even if all our family members are gathered around the table this year.
The only thing that really matters is that God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
It’s about Love. Joy. Peace. Grace. Acceptance. Redemption. Abundant Life. Now. Forever.
And this is the reason we celebrate.