The birth of Christ reminds us that he is the second Adam, and points us towards his resurrection from the cave after his death.
The first advent celebrates the King's birth in Bethlehem; the second will celebrate his reign over the new Jerusalem.
How we respond to the world around us will have a profound impact on how we respond to Jesus.
The question of Christmas is, "which king are we going to follow?"
We serve a God who walks with us, who wrestles with us, and who simply desires to be with us.