Have you ever seen a baby more excited about the box and the wrapping than the actual present? Christmas can feel like that sometimes. It can become a time when people get all wrapped up in the tinsel, eggnog, Christmas trees and gift-giving and forget the actual gift.
In comparison to Christ and the value of his gift, the trappings of this world are garbage. As Paul said in Philippians 3:8,
“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.”
So, this Christmas, seek the true gift of Jesus Christ.