What are your getting from Christmas? (1 of 5)
When we focus on what we are getting for Christmas, we don't get anything from Christmas. Jesus birth allows us to get 5 things from Christmas.
The first, and most obvious thing, we get from Christmas is freedom from performance. We need to realize that this gift was a great paradigm shift then and now. From our most heinous sin to our grandest success, neither effects our status with God. Jesus birth confirms his love for us. God's love is. Period.
Later in Jesus's life he pointed to the Temple - the performance place, and said, in three days I will destroy that Temple - I will make it unnecessary for a relationship with God.
At another time, he said, if you have faith, a simple relationship with God, you can cast that Temple mountain into the sea!!
Freedom from performance. Slow down. Don't hurry. Stop. Rest in the Lord. God loves you. That's not only enough from Christmas, it is everything.