Before heading off to present-opening, hot chocolate drinking and family gathered around a candle-lit table, I'm reminded of the true meaning of Christmas. The Savior's birth, coming to earth, taking on human flesh, ultimately giving His life on the Cross for sinful human souls.
As I read the Gospel story, the birth of Christ, I was struck by the faith of Mary. When she was told by the angel that she, a virgin, was expecting a baby who would be the Son of God and Savior of the world, she must have been overwhelmed. It sounded crazy. Can you imagine? I was thinking about her and the faith she had in the Lord.