While it isn’t bad to embrace the more superficial aspects of Christmas, we must go beyond the sentimentality and embrace the sovereign Savior of Christmas. We must get over “baby Jesus” and focus our attention on Christ’s sovereignty, incarnation, and saving act. It’s only when we see this exalted view of Jesus that we’ll experience true awe and amazement.
The author of the universe came to our fallen world, not as king, but as a baby, to die on the cross to save his people.
John 15: 13: Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Jesus came to our planet to die for enemies, sinners, God-haters.
So as he lay in the animals feeding crate the day he was born, who knew that thirty-three years later, he would bleed and die on that tree for his children?
Christ came to the world among those barn animals to break in and give us the ultimate gift, life with him.
Have an awesome Christmas!