Why did God send Jesus at Christmas? One of the reasons was so that God could adopt us into his own family. Christmas is God’s invitation to us to come home.
Of all the Big Life Events human beings experience, becoming a parent for the first time is surely one of the biggest. Jesus’ adoptive father Joseph discovers that he’s going to be a parent in the most extreme of circumstances: his fiancée is pregnant; the kid isn’t his; and, apparently, it’s God’s! Joseph’s response to this news is full of remarkable grace and compassion. How can Christmas help us to respond to our own Big Life Events in a comparable way?