I don’t know if any other hymn encapsulates the real spirit of Advent and Christmas than this. Let this bit of truth sink in — Jesus gave up absolutely everything for you and for me. It seems foolish to argue about tithing off of the gross or the net income when Jesus gave 100%. It seems silly to talk about which parts of my life belong to God and which parts belong to me when Jesus left nothing on the table but surrendered every bit of who He was and what He had for love’s sake. It’s borderline sacrilegious to get caught up in the frenzy of the season and miss the heart of the season, Emmanuel — God with us.