Thursday, January 7, 2016

Merry Christmas, Again!

On today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I want to say that if my dad was still alive, today would be his birthday.  I wish I could wish him Happy Birthday!... but, there's no reason to do this.  Sigh...

Aside from being my dad's birthday, today is a special day for some people.  Like for those people, from where part of my dad's heritage, is from. 

In UkraineRomania, and other countries, people didn't celebrate Christmas on December 25th.  Just as we do, here in North America and elsewhere.

Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7th.  Of course, I have friends in Eastern Europe, who are Baptist, yet celebrate today, just like Orthodox Christians.

So, I'd like to wish people I know who celebrate our Lord's birth today... Merry Christmas!
Isaiah 9:6, "For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called Wonderful,
The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace."
Yes, just as we read in today's Old Testament Bible verse, Our Saviour was truly born. 
If you'd like to read about Him, you'll be able to read it, in the New Testament portion of our Bible.  In, any of the gospels... Matthew, Mark, Luke and/or John.
Yet, I have been approached by several people, who don't agree with things I believe in.
Some don't agree about Jesus' name.  Even though He has been called many, many, many names. 
Some don't believe anyone should celebrate His birth.
But, I believe we should celebrate Jesus' birth.
After all, even if you don't agree with His name, or even if you don't believe He was truly born on December 25th (which I don't), I believe we need to celebrate the fact that our Lord, Jesus Christ came to earth, to fulfill God the Father's plan of redemption.
If Jesus hadn't done this... then, we would not have a way to be saved.  We would not be trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, to gain salvation.
Without salvation, we would not have eternal life.  We would spend eternity in Hell, separated from God, and unable to change it.
So, my friend, I will speak up, and wish my family and friends who live in countries where Christmas is celebrated today, Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Until next time...
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