Contrary to the Christmas critics, Christmas is a time fore extravagance.
"For unto us is born this day a Savior who is Christ the Lord" went the greeting from the angel Gabriel.
What an Outlandish, extravagant gift! A gift of life itself. A gift that would forever change the history of the human story. The incarnation is extravagant grace. We prepare. We shop. we again await the hearing of these familiar words we can almost recite from memory- because we are preparing a celebration of God's extravagant love. Yes, Christmas is a time to be extravagant.