What comes to mind when you think of Christmas? Gifts and decorations? Santa Claus? Family parties? It's strange to think that the origin of such a glittering holiday is the birth of Jesus, whose arrival had none of the comforts we associate with Christmas today. Take the time this season to remember the strange and wonderful time when God became one of us. This study is designed to be used during the weeks leading up to Christmas (the season of Advent). If your group doesn't have time for all five sessions, you can do Lesson 5 after Christmas. Optional Advent activities are included.