With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the real reason for the season is too often overlooked. Between decorating our homes and shopping for everything on our lists, we can lose sight of what this time of year is truly about.

Matthew 1:21 tells us: “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.” The true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of the Lord Jesus Christ who was born to this earth to save sinners like us.

The miraculous birth of Jesus Christ calls us to rejoice. This Christmas, my family will celebrate the real spirit of Christmas. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).”

On behalf of the entire Mullin family, I want to wish you and your family a very, Merry Christmas.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) represents the second district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He can be reached through http://mullin.house.gov, and at 3109 Azalea Park Drive, Muskogee, OK, 74401, 918-687-2533 or 202-225-2701.