Christmas holds our hearts in the nostalgia of scented pine, lights shining on the tree, and extra time with loved ones. We are griped in the joys of getting and giving.
And because we love God, we revel in knowing the true reason for the season. As Christians we take this time to acknowledge our gratitude and indebtedness to Christ for condescending to be born in human flesh. We sing about his infant head resting in the rough manger. We teach our children that he was born a babe and grew just like they do.
We remind ourselves that in taking humanity, Christ became our high priest. We remember, He is touched with the feeling of our infirmities, faithfully making reconciliation for our sins. Every Christmas we are comforted that our God came down to live our life, in our skin, with our eyes, and with our heart.