This message is a meditation on the central hope that the story of Christmas represents. The gospel—or good news—of Christmas reaches higher and runs deeper than is scarcely known or felt in the hearts of people who busy themselves with the holiday. In a world that so often preoccupies itself with symptoms rather than causes, whether concerning depression or delight, the gospel of Christmas is a message that is sorely needed. With uncanny power, the bigger picture of Christmas touches lives weighed down by sin and its consequences, penetrating the core of humanity’s plight and representing its only real hope. On his quest to escape pain and suffering and to find meaning and purpose, love and joy, man discovers that the deepest longings of the human soul find ultimate satisfaction in none other than the One in whom they live and move and have their being. We will only be restless until we find our rest in God with us—this is the greatest representation of Christmas.