In the midst of all our holiday preparations, do we take time to remember what Christmas is really for? Another amazing entry at Stillwaters blog by Samantha Coronado.

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Being the Secret Santa to my boss was quite challenging — I had to make a greeting card. What do I draw? Golden bells, singing choirs, snowmen, and lighted candles? These are too cliche that I was forced to dig deeper to find the truth about Christmas. Underneath all the merry-making and cheery feelings, how do I illustrate it?

The picture I came up with, however, was quite depressing. The anticipation for the birth of Jesus is hidden behind fake pine trees and cherubs. The gifts and feasts appeared too picture-perfect to actually be served. The blushing Claus and flying reindeer do not even exist. These decorations are what we have come to call Christmas. Merry, but meaningless.

What an amazing choice He made, for the King to become human and dwell among our cluttered world and cluttered hearts. Then, and until now. Even after he lived and died…

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