I wonder sometimes, if a lot of us like Christmas Jesus, more than we love grown-up Jesus? And so Christmas might be our once a year opportunity to think about this sweet cuddly baby Jesus who isn't old enough to know our minds, or strong enough to change our ways, or holy enough to convict our hearts. But I believe that we miss the true story of Christmas, if we don't let the baby grow up!
In Psalm 23, David describes the grown-up Jesus as a Shepherd. And he declares this truth, "If the Lord is my shepherd, I will lack nothing." Now that's a counter-cultural Christmas message, but if it's true, then all I want, really want for Christmas...is Jesus.