"It's not just about the manger
Where the baby lay.
It's not all about the angels
Who sang for him that day...
It's not just about the presents
Underneath the tree.
It's not all about the feeling
That the season brings to me.
It's about the cross, it's about my sin.
It's about how Jesus came to be born once,
So that we could be born again."
~About the Cross (by Go Fish)
He left a throne of gold encircled by a rainbow of colors to be nailed to a wooden cross encircled by hateful sinners.
Taking time to think about that just boggles my mind. Why would He come and lay in a mucky manger and have to suffer the pain of the world? Why would He do that? He had everything in Heaven, more than we could EVER imagine, and yet... He came to be bound by time, to be bound in sufferings and heartbreaks... for us. For you. For me.
Christmas really is about Christ. As a human, I easily forget. But not right now. And I am so thankful for what He's done for me. Aren't you?