As we prepare for our Christmas celebrations, let's take time to stop and reflect why this is a special time of the year.
About 2000 years ago, over in the Middle East, a baby was born. This baby was special. He was the Son of God. God sent His Son to us to be born in human form in order to save us from our sins. Jesus is fully God, yet He became fully man, in order to live life on earth and then die in our place and for our sins. Christmas is the celebration of His birth.
The birth of this baby brought hope to the world. Hope of life. Hope of freedom. Hope through our Savior.
So, as you gather with your family and friends to exchange gifts and eat Christmas cookies, take time out to reflect of the true reason for this season.