A Merry and Blessed Christmas to everyone!
Today we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus. With all the focus on Christ's divinity and the miracles He performed, its easy to forget that nothing like that happened on the first day of His earthly life. He did something very human.
He was born.
The miracles of that night are the same each of us has performed - opening our eyes, taking in our first breath, crying. What we're celebrating this day is that God became a direct, visible, personal part of the human story. He had no reason to reach out to people that turned away from Him.
We've received that gift of forgiveness and patience, the gift of knowing that God waits for our homecoming to His presence. That is God's constant Christmas present to humanity.