by Jason Perkins

What is the real wonder of Christmas?

First-centuries Jews expected the arrival of a messiah.

Scripture had recorded God’s promise to provide them with a Savior.

They believed that this messiah would be a political and military leader. He would save their culture by driving out the Roman Empire and making Israel a feared military power in the region once again. But when God orchestrated Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, he was up to something much bigger . . . and much more personal.

For many, the Christmas season is complicated.

It’s a reminder of broken relationships, unmet expectations, and missed loved ones.

But no matter your circumstances, Christmas can also be a reminder of the light that overcomes the darkness.

There’s a light that can cut through your doubt, anger, sin, shame, and disappointment with God.

Here’s what you need to do to find it.