Christmas is about filling things up: our stomachs with huge meals… our stockings with presents… and our letterboxes with junk mail!
Yet it’s often at this time of excess that so many of us feel empty.
At its heart, Christmas is not about food, gifts or family: it’s about the real birth of the real Jesus, who though he was the creator of the world, became part of his creation as a real man.
Because he was a real man it meant he could die a real death for real sins—the sins of those of us who come to him for grace and mercy.
For we who trust in Jesus now have a real hope for this life and the life that is to come, and we can know the real love of the true God.
So, whether you’re feeling full or empty this Christmas, make sure you trust in the real hope of the real Jesus, trusting in the baby from Bethlehem who grew to be the man of the cross.