The most important thing about Christmas is the incarnation. God becoming man. The divine taking human form.
The absence of hope is despair. Where we no longer believe that things will change. In this place the arrival of hope is unexpected and it is thrilling.
The song of the angels is to the glory of God. It speaks of an age of peace — where the animosity between peoples, races, faiths and nations will be gone.
Jesus came to restore all things to God. He is making all things new!
The First Noel — the first Christmas song — was sung to shepherds. A chorus for the low-income nightshift workers of the day. Encouragement came to those who needed it most.