If someone was to ask me what Christmas was about, I’d say love.
The love that God had for his children was so enormous that he sent his Son to us.
To live, to teach, to die. And then defy death after three days and rise again.
When I think about God sending Jesus to the earth knowing that he would be rejected and persecuted, it is hard for me to get my mind around. I don’t think I could send Bethany to a place where she would be disliked, must less rejected and put to death. Yet God loved me, and you, and your neighbor, and your neighbor’s cousin, and everyone so greatly that he did it. He did it willingly so that we could be with Him if we are a Christian.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.