Reference

Isaiah 7:10-16

Generally we think of Christmas as a season that is merry and bright, but it's not that way for everyone. Behind all the joy and celebration of Christmas is our anxiety, fear, and grief that is only heightened by the season. But the promise of Christmas is that we dont have to just sweep all of that under the rug and put on a happy face. Instead, Christmas is a season where the 'hopes and fears of all the years' (including ours) find their fulfillment in the birth of our Savior.