The ‘V’ of ‘Advent’ reminds us of the value God places upon people. One of the most famous Bible verses tells us, ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’ (John 3:16) Christmas is all about celebrating the arrival of Jesus as God in human form. It’s all about Christ and the fact that God has made a way for us to be reconciled to Him.

Our society may question the value of human beings. Abortion and euthanasia both chip away at the sanctity of human life, a sanctity which comes directly from God. In recent times, governments seem to be intent on creating tiers of society through vaccine passports and mandatory vaccinations against Covid-19, essentially dictating value based on a medical procedure. Such things surely are anathema to God, who placed such value on each one of us that He gave His only Son to be our Saviour. We didn’t deserve this; we certainly couldn’t hae earned it. Rom 5:8 reminds us that it’s whilst we were still sinners that Christ died for us. That’s why Christmas is so special and worth celebrating, because it reminds us of the value God Himself places on human life.