The Christmas story is about the fact that even in the midst of the hassle and the difficulty, God has come near to you so that you can come near to Him. You can come near to Him in the middle of a health situation. In the middle of a tough work situation. In the middle of a hard family situation. You can come near to Him no matter what you are facing or what you are going through in your life.  We have to experience it more than just a surface acknowledgement that Jesus was born.  We have to come to a place where through faith, we begin to allow that to change our perspective. Jesus himself said this: “I am the light of the world.  If you follow me you won’t have to walk in darkness because you will have the light that leads to life.” When you are in the darkness of loneliness, depression, addiction or pain – He is the light that can not only lead you out, but can also lead you to life.