Recently, I was talking with an associate who is from China. She asked me, with a curiously troubled look on her face, "I thought Christmas was about Jesus Christ; but how come all I hear about is Santa Claus". I thought for a moment, nodded in agreement, then replied to her, "You are right, it is supposed to be about Jesus Christ". A few days later I met her again and gave her a book, entitled, Steps to Christ. I told her that it would help her to know more about Jesus than Christmas ever will. She gladly accepted and promised to read it.
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Today, many are engulfed in celebrating December 25th,
ostensibly, in recognition of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. However, the main focus, as my Chinese friend observed, is on Santa Claus, evergreen trees, mistletoes, worldly merriment, and gift giving one to the other. But is this why He came?