The passage in front of us today has often been referred to as the Christmas story. Many Christians over the years have made a tradition out of reading this story on Christmas Eve or Christmas day. It’s a beautiful story of the birth of Jesus. But let’s not forget that Jesus wasn’t born into an American cultural context.
The Christmas season is a beautiful
time of the year. It’s probably my favorite season of the entire year. All of
the lights, laughter, joy, Christmas movies, family get-togethers, food and
gift giving… Christmas really is a beautiful season. But it’s also a season
where some of our deepest unmet desires and struggles are brought to the