Christmas isn't about buying the right gift. It's not all about sending cards, baking, eating, and hoping we'll get our wishes fulfilled.
Christmas is accepting the gift that God gave us--a Babe in a manger, His only Son, Jesus, the Christ. Like Mary, we ponder what this gift means to each and everyone of us.
The world was, and is, in great darkness. Will we see and accept that light of great joy into our lives? Will we surrender to, and reflect, the light for others to see Him in who we are and what we do?
Thanks be to God. We have the Word with eye-witness accounts to give us hope and wings of faith to free us from the burden of our, and the world's, sins. What more could we ask?
The world didn't know what was needed, but God did. Out of love for humankind, He generously gave us what we need. Will we unwrap the gift in awe and wonder? Will we retain the gift or get bored with it and lay it down after a few days?
Enjoy the season with the music, the giving and receiving of earthly gifts. But when all that is over, Remember the Reason.