There’s something special coming up, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.
I was looking on Facebook when I noticed the news trending bar on the side showed the image above. If it hasn’t loaded, it says: ‘Christmas: Dec. 25 Marks Holiday Celebrating Birth of Jesus Christ’.
A few thoughts went through my mind.
- Why would anyone need to be reminded of such an obvious event/holiday? Is this revelation really news? I’m more surprised we’re still allowed to mention the J.C. name.
- Are there people out there who actually haven’t heard about Jesus? Of course there are, and this makes me feel so sad. I consider Jesus to be not only my God, but my best friend. He is the only one who is always there for me, and always championing me on to do my best. AND lastly,
- I love the wording. One of the ridiculous comments Christians usually get around Christmas time is: “You know Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th right?” Like that’s something we’ve never heard before! Of course he wasn’t. With the shepherds out watching over their flock, that time of year wouldn’t make sense. And yes, it does fall on/near a Pagan holiday, but that was pretty much only to give Christians something to do and focus on while they were doing their thing (better explanations are available). What I love about the wording is that it shows that December 25th is a date set aside to celebrate Jesus. Personally, I try to celebrate Jesus everyday; but this is one day of the year where we all focus on the fact that our Powerful Lord Saviour came down to us as a vulnerable babe, lying in a trough.
What does December 25th mean for you?