Does anybody really need Christmas? Do we need the decorating, entertaining, gift-giving, spending … the gathering, singing, worshiping? Why do we expend so much energy on these things? Maybe it’s because at the first Christmas everybody needed what Jesus came to bring, no matter who they were: the rich and powerful, the outcasts, the lonely, the forgotten … everybody. And maybe, we all still do!
Christmas is a celebration of a gift that is powerful, life-changing and eternal … a gift everybody needs and anyone can receive!
No matter how hard he tried, Herod could not halt the plans of God. Despite the difficult, nightmarish circumstances that come your way, know that nothing can separate you from God’s love, forgiveness, and redemption.