“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.”John 1
It’s very common in the Christian community to hear about how much more important Easter is than Christmas. How Easter is the “Superbowl” and Christmas is over-hyped and over-done. Maybe it’s true, but I think more likely an overreaction to Christmas’ secular popularity. It’s dangerous to downplay Christ’s incarnation. Christ, who was in the beginning, without whom not any thing made was made, became an infant. My child was an infant fairly recently. It was a stark reminder of how helpless babies are and how frightening the world is to them. Christ did not only sacrifice Himself on the cross. His sacrifice began when he became human. Our sins required Christ’s death, but first they required his humanity.
Easter is not possible without Christmas. Both Easter and Christmas remind of us God’s amazing love for us and His promise to come again. This Advent, may we thank God for the gift of his precious Son, who was and is and will be! World without end, Amen!