The familial warmth and sentiment of Christmas can, ironically, obscure the real reason Christ came: to reveal the holes in our reality. Our world isn’t a natural one, he showed, but an unnatural one, a broken shadow place hidden from the noonday of God’s presence just outside. Jesus came to tear away the veil that separates us from that presence, and let the Light of the world shine through (John 1:5).
“The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation. They say that God became Man. Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this.” ~C. S. Lewis