Never forget that Jesus was born with a purpose, and that purpose was not to focus on Him as a little child in a manger. Remember that Jesus was born, was crucified, and rose again on the third day. Christmas, rightly spoken of is about a cradle, a cross and an empty tomb, and that empty tomb allows us to say, “Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

John Mark Caton, Ph.D