Christmas is not about presents or trees or even Christmas carols. Sadly, sometimes it is even too much ado about quality time with family. But it is our time to reflect on the Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace, King of Kings, Lord of Lords --Emmanuel, or God with us. So much emphasis is placed on Jesus, the baby born in a manger that we neglect to worship our coming King. If this life is all we have then ok, let's focus on this precious baby who was born under terrible circumstances. But if we truly want to live in the here and now, we can worship a child who was born, a man who died to take away the sins we could not take away on our own, and the One who was and is to come. Charlie Brown and Linus were onto something I think.