STOP AND THINK – There is nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. (Erma Bombeck, 20th century American humorist)

We often think that Christmas is mainly for children. Perhaps that’s why so many Christmas stories seem to be aimed at children. As Bombeck hints, adults may not enjoy the holiday as much as children because of the child-like emphasis on gifts and toys. But, children and adults alike need to recognize the real purpose of the celebration.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)