THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Gerard Von Honthorst
The precise day of Jesus's birth, which historians place between 7 and 2 BC, is unknown.[13] In the early-to-mid 4th century, the Western Christian Church first placed Christmas on December 25, a date later adopted also in the East.[14][15] Theories advanced to explain that choice include that it falls exactly nine months after the Christian celebration of the conception of Jesus,[16] or that it was selected to coincide with either the date of the Roman winter solstice[17] or of some ancient pagan winter festival.[16][18] But no matter when the birth of Jesus actually took place, or what "manly" date was assigned to it, it is a birth well worth celebrating, as Jesus Christ is the greatest gift of all!



Luke 2:8-20
(NIV Life Application Study Bible)


And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeard to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; his is Christ the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths lying in a manger."

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,  "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

When the angels had left them and gone into the heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
End Scripture: May the Lord add a blessing to the reading of his Holy word.

Christmas or Christmas Day (source: wikipedia) (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, literally "Christ's mass") is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ,[5][6] celebrated generally on December 25[2][3][4] as a religious and cultural holiday by billions of people around the world.

Merry Christmas!! And in the words of Tiny Tim: GOD Bless Us Everyone!

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2 comments

  1. Thank you so much for writing this post, it is very nice to share this type of info so that people know what is what and why we celebrate.

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  2. Thank you for writing this post----- and I hope you had the merriest of Christmases!

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