Just like any good shepherd who loves the sheep he owns, Jesus Christ demonstrated His love for us, His sheep, when He came down from heaven and dwelt among us—yes, He was even born amongst (actual, literal) sheep and other beasts!
The reason? That we may have life—and not just any kind of life, but life to the full. A life of full of His grace, mercy, forgiveness, love, peace, joy, blessings, and much, much more.
So, amidst all the shopping, gift giving, and partying this season, let us not forget the reason behind it all: the Good Shepherd came for His sheep. In other words: Christmas is, because Christ came.