It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas while forgetting the reason we celebrate. For many, the sentimentalism of the season is all consuming: trees, gifts, baking, family, shopping, laughter, and music. To some, their schedules will overflow with office parties, Christmas cards, and treats. For others, the season will remind them of their losses, hurts, and brokenness. For all, we have an opportunity to be reminded of the overwhelming grace of God made manifest in the person of Jesus. His entrance into the world through a young couple in a barn 2,000 years ago is underwhelming. Without much fanfare, Jesus’ birth was announced to the most humble of people, the shepherds. This announcement reflects the beauty of the gospel that Jesus came to seek and save the lost. The invitation to believe is the same invitation we preach 2,000 years later. Believe in the lord Jesus and be saved.