In our culture, Christmas is a time when families get together. That’s really what Christmas was all about: God reaching out to bring us together. We were made to have fellowship with God, but we walked away. We left home. We wandered afar. But God came to find us through a babe in Bethlehem. He lived a perfect life. He died a sacrificial death. He paid our penalty, so we could return home without penalty.
I hope that you have responded to the love of God expressed in Christ. I hope that you have accepted the gift of forgiveness. I hope that you can call God, Father, and know that He is not ashamed to call you his son or daughter. If not, His arms are always open.