At the risk of offending some readers I’m going to go ahead and wish you all a Merry Christmas. You might have different religious or cultural beliefs but as a confessional Lutheran this is what I’m sticking with. No, we don’t know that Christ was born on December 25th. Yes, there might be underpinnings of other cultural traditions that have gone into what we now consider Christmas. I’m alright with all that.
But Christians hold dear to this date as the celebration of the arrival into this world of our savior Jesus Christ. Born among the lowliest animals, his kingdom is not of this world but of the next. He didn’t come to show us how to manage our finances, how to win political elections or anything else, just to act as a propitiation for our sins and intermediary between us and God the Father.
So Merry Christmas, everyone. God’s blessings on you all.