The rush to Christmas is on and, in this pandemic year of 2020, it’s moving at warp speed because people need hope. Lots of hope. And they need it quickly. These days before Christmas are a wonderful time to think about the type of hope Christmas offers. It’s not lodged in decorations, music, treats or even cherished traditions. Rather, it’s discovered in the highly unlikely fact that God loves humanity so much God gets personally involved in the most personal way possible – by sending Gods’ only son, Jesus, to become one of us to save us in exactly the way we need, but can never achieve on our own. So for God’s sake, don’t rush to Christmas. Let God’s promise of Christmas hope grow, bit by bit and day by day, until the full hope of God’s incarnation bursts forth on Christmas Day.