It’s that time of the year, you can feel it in the air! Lights are blinking. Kids are wired. Parents hurried. Stores are crowded and packages are being wrapped. Christmas is almost here and for many it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

There are so many things to like about Christmas! The lights of the season fill the night with wonder and beauty. The sounds of Christmas jingle with joy and gladness. Christmas kindness and generosity are easily found in the hearts of people. Gift giving is the theme this time of year. Parties with friends and family bring laughter and cheer. Children sing and play with wide-eyed wonder. Christmas cookies and candy fill our bellies with sweets and goodies. Moments made round the Christmas tree are memories we never forget. But with all of these marvelous joys there is still one more at the top of my Christmas list.

I’m most excited that Christmas is for all people. When the angel appeared to the shepherds on that first Christmas night, he made this declaration,

“Do not be afraid. See! I bring you good news of great joy which is for all people.” (Luke 2:10)

The heavenly message on that starry night was simple and clear. Celebrate world, Christmas is for everyone!

Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself and whatever your circumstance, the God of heaven has great news, “Christmas is for you.” He loves you so much. He sent His Son in the flesh to become like you, to die for you and to rise again in you. He’s the Savior of the world and He came at Christmas for you. His gift of hope and forgiveness is waiting for you to unwrap. Open your heart and receive the gift of Jesus this Christmas.

As you enjoy Christmas with all of it’s pleasantries, never forget that the God who created you, wants you to know, Christmas is for you.