My absolute favorite reason why I love Christmas, however, is the fact that it’s actually Christmastime once again. I’ve heard that Christmas is when the world falls in love, and I know that’s been true when it comes to my relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ. I could go on and on about how He didn’t have to be born in a manger – He’s the King of Kings! – or how many things I’ve learned this year, especially in the past month, that make me love Him more…. It seems like everything in my life is drawing me closer to Him! From questioning why people don’t do certain things I’m involved in, like watching The Hobbit or actually celebrating Christmas and asking God to help me find the reasons why I do those things and not just settling for the easy answer (“Just cuz…”), to just learning about Him through church events, the Anger Resolution Seminar by Bill Gothard. No, I’m not perfect (far from it, as you hopefully know!), but I can see myself slowly growing in my relationship with Him. I’m forever thankful for what He did for me, for which, despite all the awful beating this holiday has taken from the media and marketing and millions of other sources, I’m forever reminded of this time of year. It’s something I’ll still be thinking about a lot and I hope you’ll take the time to do the same.