This may seem like just a nice play on words, but it is more than just that. Mary is the one who cooperated in Christmas like no other person ever could. She conceived God in her womb and gave birth to Jesus, fully God and fully man. The birth of Jesus does not happen without a mother. You cannot have a birthday without going through the birthing process.
Mary was the Mother of God in two aspects. She was the actual and physical Mother, but she was also the spiritual Mother. Jesus once said, “whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother.” – [Matthew 12:50] So, by doing the will of His heavenly Father, she was part of His family.
We, too, can be part of Jesus’ family. For Christmas, we should desire to be like Mary and give birth to Jesus into our families. May your Christmas be like Mary’s as you receive the gift of our Savior into your family!