But when you get right down to it, the reason Jesus was given to this world was you. That's right, you! The Bible says: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16). You see, God loved the world (You, your neighbor, me, and that other person over there) so much that He sent his only Son to us so that we wouldn't perish. Why, what for?
Well, you see, we are all sinners by nature. (Thanks to Adam & Eve, but that's another story) The Bible says: "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23), "For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not." (Ecclesiastes 7:20) And that the result of that sin for us is death. "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23) Death!? Bummer! But hey, look, there's a Christmas gift from God to you in there, it's eternal life through Jesus!
It's elsewhere in the Bible too! "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11) That's right! "For unto you.." It's all for you! Everything Jesus did was for you! His birth, His life, His death on the cross, and His resurrection was for you. The ultimate gift of Christmas is yours! The best gift ever given is from from God, and it is yours. It's Jesus! YOU, my friend, are the ultimate reason for the season. Pass it on.