In case you got caught up in the shopping, lights, trees and parties remember: This is still Christmas and Jesus Christ is still the reason. The message of Christmas is one of love, hope and joy.
“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.”
Matthew 1:23-25 (The Bible)
Jesus Christ is the reason for the season. Thank God for his unspeakable gift – his only begotten son, Jesus! Outside of him, there is no real hope.