Part of joy, is the surprise. When you say that something is “amazing”, you usually mean that you’re surprised about it. If it was just the normal way of it, would it be so amazing?
That’s why we so love to wrap things up, keep it a secret until Christmas morning. How triumphant we are about finding a gift for someone that would be such a “surprise” for them!
The first Christmas Gift was certainly quite the surprise. Picture it: God looking down on the shepherds, who are commenting on their dreary, boring life. He rubs His hands together and says: “Just wait til they see what I have for *them* tonight!” Can’t wait to see the expression on your face!