Today is the day that we all gather with our families and friends to celebrate, for one reason and one reason only, the birth of our Savior! If it's anything different to you, you may need to reassess your commitment to Jesus. It's not about Santa, gifts, or decorations, it's about Jesus. He is the reason for our being. He's the reason we have hope for an eternity. It's not very likely that Jesus was born on this very day, but none the less this is the day that was chosen for us to celebrate. It wasn't called Christmas, it was a census and there wasn't anything joyful about that. The joy came when the angels announce His birth. They weren't sent to the chief priest or anyone that was exalted by men but to the poor shepherds. The news was presented to those He could trust to spread the word of His birth without it being contaminated or twisted. Much to our joy, Jesus our King has become our Shepherd.
And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11