Luke 2: 15-17, 20
“15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.” 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child...20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.”
The angels left. The great company of heavenly hosts were gone. The light that had shone round about them was gone and they were surrounded by darkness once again. The shepherds stood alone in the empty fields.
One of the Shepherds, excited about what he had heard and seen, suggested that they leave the fields and travel to Bethlehem to see for themselves what the angels had revealed to them. And they hurried off and discovered that everything they had heard that night was true.
Christmas is more than the glitz. It is more than lights. It is more than songs and gifts. It is more than words. Christmas means the savior is actually in the world. Christmas means seeking Him, finding Him, and believing in Him.
Christmas does not end when we give the last gift, cut off the lights, or take down the tree. It has only just begun.