Christmas is the season for kindling the fire, for hospitality in the hall, [and for] the genial flame of charity in the heart. (Washington Irving, 19th century American writer and diplomat)

Just two weeks to Christmas, and people are thinking a lot about the holiday. Irving’s comments are heart-warming and comforting. But, is that all that Christmas is about: comfort and good will? That’s often what it looks like in the decorations and celebrations, but you must look in the Bible to discover its real significance.

 When the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law (Galatians 4:4).