The gifts of Christmas include God’s love, joy, peace, and hope. What can we say about God’s Christmas love?
It sounds like a baby’s cry and the voice of many angels singing, “Glory to God in the highest.” God’s love appeared in an unexpected place and to astonished teenage parents. The odds makers would have placed their money on Jerusalem not Bethlehem as the place where Messiah was born. And who would have ever dreamed up a virgin birth but God?
Christmas is God’s love wrapped in human flesh and in swaddling cloths.“God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).