Christmas Day // Devotional Passage: Colossians 1:15-20
As you focus on Christ this day, take in the glory of these two passages, one that speaks to His birth, and one that speaks of He whose birth we celebrate. They are one and the same.
 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.  And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.  For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or author-ities—all things were created through him and for him.  And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.  And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.  For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,  and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. – Colossians 1:15-20
This is the baby that was born. This is He whom we celebrate.