Yes, I know. Christmas was last month's celebration.
And, will be again, this coming December. Unless, of course, if you celebrate Christmas January 6th of each year, as many orthodox Christians do. As my grandfather did, when he was living in the old country.
Not everyone agrees, even Christians, upon celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ's birthday, on December 25th, each year.
After all, no one really knows for sure exactly when Jesus was born. The absolute date Jesus was born, is elusive. Unlike yours and mine, that were registered after our births.
In my mind, whether or not Jesus was born on December 25th or not, is of no consequence. I'm just grateful He was born!
Where would we be if Jesus had not been born?
Well, those of us who are saved, knows that if Jesus hadn't come to earth, to eventually become the sacrifice to end all sacrifices, we'd be in terrible trouble. In fact, we'd all be headed for hell, for without Him coming to fulfill God the Father's plan of redemption for us, we would have no way of being saved.
No one is sinless enough to be saved on their own accord.
Of course, there are some people who will miss the most important thing in life, the real meaning of Christmas. You can hear Dr. Michael Youssef speak about this, if you click on this link: http://www.leadingtheway.org/site/PageServer?pagename=listen_default
For those who are not familiar with Dr. Michael Yousseff, he was born in the Middle East. He is also a pastor I enjoy listening to, usually on his radio programme, Leading the Way.
Another pastor I enjoy listening to, usually on radio, is Dr. Woodrow Kroll of Back to the Bible. Here is a link to his message, Herod and the Wise Men: http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/back-to-the-bible/player/herod-and-the-wise-men-245802.html
Hopefully, you enjoyed listening to these wonderful pastors, who really know how to get the point across of what Christmas is truly all about.
In addition, it is my prayer that if you weren't trusting in Jesus for your salvation, that you are, now. After all, there is no other name under heaven, by which a man can be saved (Acts 4:12).
If you're saved, and we haven't yet met in person by the time we leave this earth, I'll look forward to meeting you, in heaven.
Until next time...
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