Our culture has so consumed Christmas it would continue even if Jesus’ birth were never mentioned again. That’s pretty sobering to think about. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to remind ourselves, as well as those around us, exactly what Christmas really means. Not the sentimentalized scene that occurred long ago. But how God has come to us as one of us to save us so we can live with hope that is the most real thing in life. This is not just a holiday to celebrate, it’s something to live for.