God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Where is the “merry” in “Merry Christmas”?
Where is the “joy” in “Joy to the World”?
Where is the “happy” in “Happy Holidays”?
The soaring gladness of Christmas is directly linked
to God’s gift of Jesus, to us and for us.
Apart from that glorious fact,
there is no logic to the season’s existence,
much less for our festive rejoicing.
The celebration of Christmas derives its meaning
and highest fulfillment from this radiant reality:
Emmanuel ! God with us!
God’s Gift – The Reason for the Season