It is hard to believe. We just celebrated Thanksgiving and now there are only 27 days until Christmas. But considering what we have been going throughout the year, Christmas, for many of us, seems so far from our hearts. With the impact of coronavirus and its many variants, massive illnesses and deaths, unemployment, and other crisis, celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, is not always the first thing on our minds. We should, however, make this year’s Christmas a special and meaningful one. We should prepare for this Christmas in a way that truly reminds us of the intent and purpose of the very first Christmas, where Jesus came from heaven to this earth as a baby to redeem the world.