Jim and I have enjoyed spending some extra time reading about Jesus's birth this December. We have read it together and separately. I listen to it being read from my phone app YouVersion. And it's neat flipping back to some of the old testament prophets who foretold Christ's birth.
Jesus is real. Reading the story of his birth reminds us that he is real. Jesus is not simply the only perfect man. He is not simply an example to emulate. Jesus is the substitute for you and me as imperfect humans. He succeeded in every area of life to cover all our failures and shortcomings. He is THE way that we can have true connection with God.
So, delight yourself in the story of our Savior's birth. Sit down with the Lord and read these passages. If you're married or have kids, I encourage you to read all together.
In roughly chronological order:
Asking Jesus to be the source of your hope, peace, and joy this Christmas and always,