And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins. Matthew 1:21
On Christmas Eve, some families follow the routine of decorating a tree and setting out a glass of milk and cookies for Santa Claus. Sleep is often hard to find as the children toss and turn in anticipation of the morning filled with presents, food, family, and friends. But as much fun and joy as these will surely bring, that isn’t the reason why Christmas Day is so special. It’s the day we celebrate the birth of our Savior.
If there hadn’t been a Christmas, the Bible would be incomplete and we wouldn’t be Christians because prophecies of the Old Testament would be unfulfilled. And our God would be unknown. If our God is unknown, our sins would be left on the table and our prayers would go unanswered.
But Jesus was born into this world to be our Savior. With His birth He brought the forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life. Instead of fixating on the idea of Black Friday presents during Christmas, make sure you take time to realize what happened on that day when Jesus was born and what it means for your faith.