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Does Christmas really mean anything beyond our great traditions? It’s a season for giving, celebrating and being together. But is there a reason we throw Jesus the biggest birthday party in the world to remember those things? Certainly, there were a lot of big claims about his birth—people believed God was showing up in a little baby. So, if that’s true, then what could that mean about God, about what He’s like?
Imagine getting everything you asked for under the tree, but never getting to see the loved one who gave it all to you? Is it enough to provide, but not be present? Possibly the most powerful idea behind Christmas is the idea that God isn’t “up there” or “out there” giving us good things every once in awhile, but God is “HERE” somehow. And, if God is with you, what would that matter? What would change?
If the invisible God became a visible baby, maybe it means God will meet the tangible problems we’re facing in this world with tangible solutions. Christmas is a time to celebrate love, joy, hope and peace, but how can we actually produce more of that light in a world addicted to darkness? The birth of Jesus might contain the answer.