Christmas is the season in which the birth of Jesus is remembered and celebrated and it seems to begin earlier every year. The focus on a baby seems to lend itself to too much commercialism. Perhaps we think too much about the baby Jesus and his young mother and lose sight of the meaning of his birth of the virgin Mary. The church has a worship corrective in a focus on advent- the future return of this same Jesus to earth as the rightful Ruler. So to help understand the full significance of Messiah's birth remember to where it is leading. He who has come will come because he who is the Son of David is also David's Lord.