We so often say that Christmas is about giving.
That because God gave his son, that is why we give to others.
That Christmas is about the time that we spend family, the gifts that we wrap up for them, and not about ourselves.
But it should be about us, too.
It should be about us and the relationship that we have with God.
We are celebrating Jesus' birth on Christmas, and because of that, the day should be about receiving Him. It should be spent thinking about the incredible gift that God has given us in His Son.
Jesus came to earth, was born in a manger, lived like a human, and then died a painful death. But that wasn't the end.
He took away our sins in His death. And He rose to life again.
So, this Christmas, remember that it isn't all about us giving presents to others, or even spending time with them.
Christmas is about God's gift to us.
And it should be about us receiving that gift and thanking God for it.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken