It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters. It’s who’s around it. (Charles Schultz, late American cartoonist)
In many homes, Christmas Eve is the time for family to gather for singing Carols, enjoying cookies and hot chocolate, and opening gifts. For those families who recognize the reason for the season—the coming of God’s Son to provide salvation to all who will trust him, there is even greater joy for members of God’s heavenly family on earth.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:16-17)