When we call something precious we mean that it is of great value. It is something we highly esteem. It could be an important possession that has a special meaning. More often we would speak of a loved one as being precious. Did you ever think of Jesus in those terms? We are in the Christmas Season with all its trappings. We receive cards with pictures of angels, cherubs, and the baby lying in a manger. What little baby isn’t called precious? But there is more, much more. That little baby is the Lord Jesus Christ, Almighty God come in human flesh. The Apostle Peter speaks of Him being precious, but not as a sweet infant in the Christmas account. He speaks of “the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect”.(IPeter 1:19) And as “a chosen and precious cornerstone”.(2:6) The beautiful Christmas account cannot be separated from the reason Almighty God came to us. “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) Now that is truly precious, and the gift of more value by far than anything else we could receive under our Christmas tree.