I would like to encourage everyone to read the Christmas story sometime this week. The Christmas story can be found in Matthew 2:1-12 and in Luke 2:8-20. I would like to say ahead of time that we may be talking about the prophet Micah and his connection to the Christmas story (Micah 5:2).
The final thing that I would like to do here is to remind everyone that the reason for this season is to celebrate the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Amidst all of the shopping and gift giving, it sometimes becomes difficult to remember that. Remember Christ this Christmas. Be unafraid of saying "Christmas" instead of "holidays". Remember that, without the birth of Jesus, there could have been no death of Jesus. Without the birth of Jesus and the death of Jesus, there could not have been a resurrection of Jesus. Take care. God bless. Merry Christmas.