Today each one of us has come to this Christmas Eve service for many different reasons.  Maybe you have come because you like to sing Christmas carols, or perhaps you have come because you feel obligated to, it’s part of your responsibility or duty to attend a Christmas Eve service, or maybe you have come because you realize that Christmas is more than just about presents, it is about the birth of Jesus and so you want to honor that, or maybe you just feel some strange tugging on your heart to be here and you are not sure why you’ve come.  

We come for all sorts of reasons, but it doesn’t matter why you are here, as much as it matters what you will do about Christmas in the every day living of your life. It’s great that we are here to celebrate the birth of Jesus and be with family, but how has this child born in a manger 2000 years ago change your every day life?