Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling. (Edna Ferber, 20th century Pulitzer Prize-winning author)

Have you begun to feel it yet? It’s three weeks away yet, but all around us the decorations have been put up and the stores are offering all kinds of Christmas clothes, toys, and trinkets. So, the season is here, and we’re beginning to feel it. But Ferber isn’t totally right. Christmas is more than a feeling. It is actually an annual reminder of God’s great love in sending us His Son.

When the time had fully come, God sent his Son … to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. (Galatians 4:4-5)