Christmas: what’s it all about, really? If the message of Christmas were reduced to one short paragraph, what would it say?

How about this: “In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us”(John 1:1 and 14)? Simple.

And yet so incomprehensible. How could it be?

No wonder the unregenerate heart (not yet “born again”) cannot believe it. This passage says the Master and Creator of the Universe lowered Himself into our dust-speck-sized world to take the form of one of its dust-speck inhabitants, so that He could connect with us and reveal Himself to us, and that whoever received Him and believed on His name would be able to experience a new and different birth and become one of the children of God (John 1:12-13).

To ponder this throughout the coming month is to give Christmas its true significance. May I, may you, focus our hearts in this direction as that special holiday approaches.