C.S. Lewis’ phrase, “always winter and never Christmas,” in describing the land of Narnia, captures something at the very heart of the Old Testament prophesies. The children of Israel waited in anticipation for winter to fade; for a Messiah to deliver them. Yet in the midst of this seemingly frozen, wintry silence, the prophets and kings kept their hope in focus - a hope that even in the midst of winter, Christmas was coming. This Christmas, we’ll look deeply into our lives for the places that seem to be “always winter and never Christmas” and remember that through the coming of Jesus, Christmas can break through!