So many movies about saving Christmas. You’ve got little boys, dogs, reindeer, snowmen, elves, cats, chipmunks, and so many more all trying to save Christmas. Then we’ve got all the sappy movies with each one telling us the true meaning of Christmas. So far the meaning of Christmas has been all about family, friends, relationships, romantic love, giving, helping, forgiveness, kindness, and again the list goes on.
Bottom line there is only one true hero of Christmas and only one reason why he came. It’s in the name. The true hero of Christmas is Christ. The reason he came was to seek and to save that which was lost. Christmas was a rescue mission. Jesus Christ came to save us. God knew we needed rescue so instead of sending a conqueror, a politician, a judge, a law enforcement officer, a doctor, a lawyer, another priest, or any other myriad of possibilities he chose to specifically send us a Savior.
You see our greatest need was to be rescued from our own sinful nature. We were far away from God and living only to please our selves, we were lost in darkness without hope, without peace, without true joy. He came to rescue us from this kingdom of darkness and hopelessness and brought us back to himself and setting us in right relationship with our Heavenly Father and with our fellow man.
Jesus is the only hero of Christmas and he came to save me and you! This is all Christmas is truly about. “For unto us is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” Turns out that Christmas doesn’t need saving, we do!