Believe it or not, this verse talks about the PURPOSE of Christmas. In general, most people when they think of this time of year think only of the beauty of it (lovely trees with bright lights and decorations, colorful ornaments, beautiful candles, wreaths, snow scenes, warm fire places, beautifully wrapped presents, beautiful Christmas cards, everything is bright and light and cheery and happy). But there's also another side. There's a DARK side‚Ä¶an ugly side. Lurking behind every beautiful scene on every Christmas card and every lovely sentiment of Christmas there‚Äôs a vile, wretched reality that is crucial to a proper understanding of Christmas. And that reality is that sinners needed a Savior.