The Christmas season can be exhausting.
In all the shopping and the parties and the credit card statements, we often begin to feel overburdened and overcommitted. Surely there must be more to it than this.
This Christmas we’re taking a step back, and looking at the Christmas story from the perspective of those who were there. What sort of expectations did they have for what would come to be known as Christmas? What hopes and dreams did they have for this little manger-born Messiah named Jesus?