“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
In all of our giving, don’t forget that God gave first, to us. He gave His only Son, Jesus (God saves); Emmanuel (God with us).
In all of our relationships, don’t forget that God sought a relationship with us first. That is what we celebrate today: the arrival of God’s gift, His Son, on earth; God reaching out to us.