John was one of Jesus’s twelve disciples. He spent three years of his life with him. He saw Him die. He saw Him buried and he saw Him raised from the dead. His gospel is his written testimony of what he had seen and heard in those three years. He has the distinction of writing the most famous verse in the Bible. He tells us the why of Christmas and he tells us the one key word that even makes Christmas possible and that is the word “love.”
Everybody's done it--take a gift you received, repackage it and give it to someone else. One of many wonderful things about the Christmas story is that regifting is a part of it. Not the cheesy, slightly cheap and awkward regifting you might accomplish with a pair of plaid socks or a fruitcake. No, God's amazing gift of Christ allows us to re-gift the incredible love, joy and peace that comes from a personal relationship with a living Savior.