Christmas depends on Jesus. Now that I think of it, so does everything: “. . . He upholds all things by the Word of His power . . .” (Hebrews 1:3).
Many people make New Year’s resolutions—promises to others or oneself to do better this year. What if we concentrated on the promises of Jesus to us? “For all the promises of God find their Yes in Him ” (2 Corinthians 1:20). If we remain in His Word, then it is God’s Own Spirit, rather than our ego, at work for good.