Christ the babe comes in Christmas as Christ the Savior comes on the cross – seeking only our embrace. The mystery so large becomes the babe so small and infinite God becomes infant.
And if there is no cross in my Christmas, then my Christmas has lost the Christ – What is the manger if not for the Messiah, the One who saves us with the scars?
Christmas isn’t a product to wrap, but a person to unwrap.
Christmas cannot be bought.
Christmas cannot be created.
Christmas cannot be made by hand.
Christmas can only be found in the crèche, in the cradling trough, in the mire and the stench and the unexpected and unlikely and only, only in the person of Christ.
Devotional Christmas words by Ann Voskamp