We are surrounded by powerful stories. Stories where unexpected turns challenge and change us and the ones we love. Any time of year is good but this season seems to afford space to ask people questions that need longer answers, answers that remind us who we are. 
In some ways that’s what the Bible is, our ancestors in the faith sharing stories of how God’s faithfulness and love renewed and recreated their lives. The story of Christmas is God coming so near to us that now Christ is in us and our true identity is in Christ. Our story is Christ’s story. Our finite bears the infinite. The love born at Christmas lives in us.