God’s passionately in love with you. It’s simply the way things are. Even if you have a hard time believing it, are convinced it’s dependent upon what you do and don’t know what to do with it. Which brings us to the point of Christmas. Jesus’ birth in the most humble of circumstances imaginable demonstrates in as real a way as possible how God’s love is not merely some hoped-for theoretical idea. It’s up close, personal, involved, right in the middle of real life and absolutely meant for you. No wonder we spend so much time and energy celebrating!