Jim Denison: The True Meaning of Christmas More Important Now than Ever Before. There's plenty of snowmen, candy canes and elves to go around to help celebrate Christmas. But this year that's been darkened by a pandemic, there's a greater need to dive deeper into the true meaning of Christmas; to know that Light truly has come into the world. And we're not talking about vague hopes for peace on Earth or joy filled greetings. It's about the truth of Immanuel, "God with us," and what that actually means. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. As one pastor put it, Jesus didn't come to give us good advice, to show us the way to God. His being born was "Good News," of what has happened, that God has come to us. It is the sign that the Creator of the universe, who is outside of time and outside of space, wrote himself into the story of humanity, becoming 'one of us', in order to save us. On this Episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Dr. Jim Denison, founder of The Denison Forum, talks about Christmas during hard times. That, "Even amidst the pain and tragedies of the pandemic and the uncertainties of our political future, the essential truth of Christmas remains unchanged. Jesus is still Immanuel, 'God with us.'"