"18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:18-21
Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus. We celebrate the One who was born to save us from sin. No day should pass by without giving Jesus thanks for paying the ultimate sacrifice for us. Let us not confuse the Christmas holiday for only a day to exchange gifts. There is more to this season. Jesus is the real reason for this season.
Jesus has provided us with the best gift ever. He has offered us the gift of eternal life. Now, what material or worldly gift can beat Jesus' gift to mankind? So in your celebration today, remember it is about more than gifts, Christmas trees, lights, decorations, and candy canes. Let us reflect on the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.