Christmas celebrates Jesus Christ, the son of God who came to earth as a teeny helpless baby. His arrival changed everything for those who recognized Him as the promised Messiah, the Savior of mankind. His birth brought hope and a promise of escape to the despised and downtrodden back then: “The people who walk in darkness will see a great light—a light that will shine on all who live in the land where death casts it shadow” (Isaiah 9:2).
Christ’s birth changes everything for us, too. No matter who we are or from where we’ve come, Jesus’ incarnation—His coming to earth in human form—shines the light of hope into our darkness. It trades our fear for courage, our disappointment and grief for comfort and joy. It takes our weariness and gives us strength in its place. Best of all, it takes our sin and grants forgiveness, a clean heart, and a fresh start.
Indeed, a baby—this baby, changes everything. Where would we be today if He had not been born?