A fresh look at observing Christmas

After a friend of mine used the word observe to describe his religious and family traditions, I gave some deeper thought to what it means to observe, to celebrate and acknowledge, Christmas. When I “observe” Christmas, what do I see?  

I began my exploration with the Bible. Starting in the Old Testament, it was the prophets—keen spiritual observers—who predicted a coming salvation. Like the first pale light of dawn, these prophets glimpsed the dawning of salvation that Christ Jesus would usher into the world. 

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