It is not about a stable or shepherds. It isn’t even about Mary or Joseph or wise men. What it is about is the incarnation of the Son of God! The world as it was known and the actions that were taken for granted are turned upside down. A journey was begun that would lead to Golgotha and forgiveness for every error we ever thought about.
Though there is a great temptation to celebrate a lot of nostalgia about times past, that is really not the focus. It is great to gather with family and look into the sparkling eyes of children because all of them are who HE came to save. The giving of gifts and the evergreen tree are reminders of the gift of life we have been given and eternal life that has been assured. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
~Rev. Dr. Fred Leasure, Parish Associate