Do you remember when anticipation would creep under your skin as December drew near? The atmosphere of your home may have been full of secrets and giggles as family members wrote their gift lists and parents tried hard to find new hiding places.
Perhaps you were a child that longed for that sense of anticipation but instead wore the cloak of sadness because neatly wrapped gifts under a large Christmas tree happened in other neighborhoods but not yours.
The Christmas season highlights the contrasts that exist within the human experience. Christ’s birth was a star-lit invasion into darkness. God’s entry was a detonation to rescue a war-torn world. It set off the most commendable and notable shift in human history.
Jesus’ entry as an infant reveals God’s goal to identify with every aspect of the human experience-the array of emotions, the highs, the lows, the suffering and the victories.
My husband lost his father the same day that our oldest daughter turned eight. Four days before Christmas was a concurrence of fatherly smiles and a son’s broken heart. For my husband, the Christmas season is forever bittersweet.
The Christmas Child reveals life’s incongruities.
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