How gaining a deeper understanding of the Christmas story helps us understand God.
People from different cultures celebrate Christmas in many different ways. From the food we eat to the way we give gifts, Christmas can look different from one family to the next. Your culture and traditions say something about you. They allow us to understand you better. The Christmas story is no different. While it may be the same story we tell every year on the surface, understanding the culture and traditions of the people involved helps us to understand them better. And it also allows us to better understand the God who orchestrated it all and the kingdom he’s invited us into.