by Stuart Briscoe
In today's society, it's easy to lose the point of the Christmas story amid all of the wrappings, ribbons, and bows. It's a warm and engaging story about a baby born in a barn by moonlight to a displaced couple. But if that's all people take in, they are missing the main point. The beloved symbols of Christmas - the manger, the shepherds, the wise men, and even Mary - are simply background for the amazing truth that a holy Savior left His home in heaven for a specific purpose ... to bring us His gift of redemption.