It's that time of year again--CHRISTMAS! But what makes this season so special? Is it the presents, the traditions, the busyness, or is it
something else? When an unexpected event enters the Morrisons' lives, and turns everything upside down, they begin asking the question, "What's Christmas really all about?" When all that's left is Jesus, is He enough?
How about you
Have you ever wondered what Christmas was really all about? Has all the holiday "stuff" ever seemed kinda empty to you?
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Look at this account of the first ever Christmas from Luke 2:
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
We don't have to wonder what Christmas is all about. Christmas is a chance to worship. Just like the angels, just like the shepherds, just like Mary. God has come to us--has become one of us!--so that we can come back to Him. Glorify and praise Him!