CHRISTMAS IS A TIME TO REFLECT AND REJOICE IN THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD JESUS.
Regardless of beliefs that brought maturity to your life–parents, siblings, priests ministers, literature, music, educational training, and mentors, all or in part, reflect who you are that may well be altered through the time clock of life. Your individual being is the embodiment of your soul which breathes freedom and the right to worship or not your Lord.
In every sense of thought, this is how the American Dream from earliest times of braving the long journey from Europe, Asia, and Africa to the New World the risk to escape a drudgery of life from the old world. It was not instant change but a gradual realization that was molded in the character of the human race, yet to be unleashed. Brave hearts that journeys taken into the unknown with no guarantee but the willingness to work at progress and faith that our Lord had assured believers–in faith, spirit and love which embraced the first two commandments as greatest among them. This truth was an established reality that the church was the rock of every community and embraced by all faiths as a key ingredient to our direct link to God and worship.
This Christmas season is celebrated every December 25th as a time to honor our Lord Jesus. His birth was at the time when taxes were collected but the exact time was never established except that it was a time when the shepherds were in the fields tending their sheep which history points to sometime during the Fall (August – September), when the angels came to them from the heavens announcing the birth of a savior.
Why did not the angels announce this great gift to the kings and mighty? No, it was given honor to the shepherds in the fields–the workers, the love and joy of the peace seekers and protectors of their flocks.
The Bible speaks of the Magi who saw the star and was drawn to follow it. The Bible says that three gifts were given so it was assumed that there were three Magi which brought gold, incense and myrrh (used to anoint the dead). A dream warned the Magi to beware of King Herod so they took a different route back to their own country.
It is the lesson we Christians embrace that Jesus was not born among the elite of the time but came forth out of the common folk lore. He was born without a crown that depicted kings of that time. He was a carpenter and when he disappeared from time to time, his answer to his mother and father was that he was about his Father’s business. He went forth in his early thirties probably enlisting his disciples early in his travels.
The story of Jesus is true. He walked the paths shared by many today and his fate was sealed on the Cross to save those who came to be reborn in his spirit, love and grace.
Christmas is a time to reflect and rejoice in prayer and song of the birth of Baby Jesus–God’s gift of grace and love for all mankind who seek him.
SO I WISH EVERYONE A VERY MERRY AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS AND A NEW YEAR OF PRAYER AND GUIDANCE IN OUR MODERN DAY WORLD. I PRAY FOR THE SICK, SAFETY OF OUR GOVERNMENT AND POLICING OFFICIALS AND A JOY TO LIVE AND WORSHIP AS YOU PLEASE. AS TINY TIM SAID IN A CHRISTMAS CAROL FINAL ….”GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!”