Once upon a time, not so long ago, in a land not so far away. In fact, in the little town of Bethlehem a child was born. This child was not an ordinary child, He was born in a stable, yet angles Announceed His birth. This child was the Son of God – the Messiah. He came to earth because He loved us, and He wanted to provide a way for us to know and love Him. We couldn’t know Him, we couldn’t love Him, because of our sin. So He took that sin upon Himself and made a way for us to have a relationship with Him, a way for us to know Him, and to love Him. He did this on a cross, because He loved us. Then three days later He rose from the grave, and He offers us, He offers you, the opportunity to know Him, to become a child of God, and to have eternal life. But you must accept this gift. It’s not simply yours because He offers it. You must accept this Gift, and open it yourself. No one else can do this for you. Have you accepted this Christmas Gift? If you don’t know Christ, if you haven’t accepted the gift He came to give, you don’t know what Christmas is all about.