What the War on Christmas is Really All About (And Why He Won With Love)
Yes, Jesus is the reason for the season and there is indeed joy to the world in His birth. But there was anything but joy in His birth for some in this world. Amy Wellborn at NRO's The Corner lays it out in a wonderful meditation on a modern baptism and an ancient birth.
"There is an edge to Christmas, a harshness, and a different kind of promise than that implied by the easy words of peace and glad tidings. It is a mystery, all of it. The Word made flesh indeed, but into a world that was from the beginning set against it, that sought with every bit of strength at hand to stay in the darkness."
When you understand the reality of that fact, you truly marvel that He could love us so much that He would still come to this world, knowing that it would ultimately reject and kill Him. Thank God that was not the end of His story or ours. See Luke 23:67-69.
LaShawn Barber also has the Word for Christmas here.