Christmas is for children. But it’s for grown-ups, too. (Lenora Mattingly Weber, 19th-20th century American author)
With a rather disheartening comment, Weber continues, “Even if it’s a headache, a chore, a nightmare it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.” It makes you think of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Old Scrooge had a lot to learn. The joy of Christmas can certainly melt the hardest heart in recognizing God’s great plan of redemption coming to earth.
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. (Mathew 1:21)