We have all fallen short. We have all messed up. We have all done things we’d like to undo. We have all said things we’d like to unsay. And that is why we don’t have peace in our homes, in our hearts, and in our lives. It’s why everything tends to let us down or bring us down. It’s why life is such a struggle at times. It’s why we are always coming up with new ways to fill the void we so often feel. But here is the great promise of Christmas. You can receive peace from God by making peace with God. You can be forgiven and cleansed and restored. You can reconnect with God and restore that relationship, not by being good, but by reaching out to a God who is good, and asking for forgiveness.