The purpose of Christmas can be summed up as: “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life!” (John 3:16). And wrapped up in the gift of Jesus are more gifts that God wants us to have. When we receive the gift of Jesus, God adds a new identity, new abilities, a supportive community, and an eternal destiny. He wants every person He creates to have these, but they follow from the first gift - Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us. May God bless our “believing in him” this Christmas.