At some point in nearly every holiday movie, we are subjected to the cliché that Christmas is about giving rather than receiving. While giving of ourselves is certainly important, I would argue that Christmas, popular wisdom notwithstanding, is primarily about receiving. It’s about receiving the greatest gift of all, the Son of God, our Redeemer.
A few years back, at a point that I had a lot more free time in my life, I enjoyed creating short stories in video format with accompanying music. The story below is one I put together after reflecting for a time on the significance of Christmas and our commemorations of it: