Did you receive new clothes for Christmas? Did you open a gift or two with new clothes? What about a new accessory? Did you receive a jacket, shoes, boots, hats, belts, gloves, jewelry, or scarf? If you received a new jacket, would you put your new jacket on top of or over your old jacket? What if you opened a gift and it was a belt. Would you put on your new belt on top of your old belt? No, that would be crazy. I love how these scriptures use clothing as a metaphor for how we are to live in Christ.
What I have to constantly remind myself at this time of the year though, is that it’s not about me. It’s not my birthday. It’s Jesus’ birthday. This is the time we set aside to stop and recognize the birth of a Savior that would change life forever and ever. All of the memories and traditions we have created center around that gift.