If you feel like a failure, a hopeless or depressed mess of a man or woman, He can be Good News for you.
If you have bought the lies materialism and worldly success sell, and now feel exhausted or disillusioned or hollow, He can be Good News for you.
If you’re angry and don’t know why or how to fix it, He can be your way out.
If you’re addicted to lust and bear all the scars from it, He can rescue you.
Christmas is, or at least should be, a reminder of the most beautiful message ever given to humanity, one from God to us: I am offering you redemption.
One of my favorite parts in A Christmas Carol is when the Ghost of Christmas Past tells Scrooge why he has come to him.
He came for Scrooge’s reclamation. It’s a beautiful echo of the Gospel of Christ, I think. God has come to reclaim his people from their wickedness and spiritual death. He has come to save them from His just wrath for all evil. He was born as a human to be what they could not be and do what they could not do.
I commend to you Jesus. On December 25th, we celebrate His becoming what only an impossibly good God would be willing to become.