Another trap this time of year comes in a very pretty form. December turns into lights, ornaments, presents under the tree, stockings hung by a fireplace, and a cute little story about Santa and reindeer. That's not to say that any of these things are bad. But when these things become our focus we again forget what Christmas is about.
The thing is, Christmas is about one thing - a baby.
A baby born to a virgin, wrapped in cloth, and placed in a manger.
A baby who gave up the worship of angels for the humble worship of shepherds.
A baby who left his rightful place in heaven to come to earth and ultimately die for you and me.
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.