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!
Jesus was born in humble circumstances and his birth stands as a reflection of His earthly ministry. Humble, simple, yet life changing. We often judge our life, even our Christmas, by what we get. But being like Christ means it’s not so much what we get, as what we give.