The older you get, the less exciting Christmas becomes. (My sincere apologies to all my readers who are younger than I am.)
You begin realize that it’s not necessarily the best time of year, it can be kind-of stressful, and there’s always that inevitable after-Christmas-let-down.
So when you get old enough to realize you shouldn’t center the season around presents and you’ll probably just be disappointed if you do, you were never crazy about the food or decorations, and you like the music but you can’t live off jingle bells–what next?
Well, you turn to what should have been our focus in the first place–Christ.
You don’t go to a birthday party just because you want the cake (I least I hope you don’t!), you go because you want to encourage whoever is having the birthday.
The last song on Rend Collective’s Christmas album is called “For All That You Have Done”. Jesus has a birthday because He was born to be tortured to death. He has done everything for us. Given us everything.
The least we can do is celebrate His birthday for Him.