As Christians, it is important to remember and convey the true meaning of Christmas. Obviously, the purpose of Christmas is to remember the birth of Jesus, but why was He born and why does that matter? The common response to that question is that He was born to die for our sins. This is certainly true and is pivotal to our salvation, but I think there is so much to consider in the context of the actual birth of Jesus. As soon as He entered this world as an infant, Jesus began to suffer on account of our sins. The pain of taking that first breath demonstrates the suffering He went through for our sake. Yes, the death and resurrection of Jesus is important, but He also lived for us and continues to live for us today.

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