I heard a Christmas song the other day that lamented, "It won't be Christmas without snow." I've been guilty of that very sentiment. I wonder, do we think the same thing about Jesus? Do we think, "It just won't be Christmas without Jesus?"
"After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." Matthew 2:1-2