“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:7
The message the Lord gave me today is something I never really thought about. God doesn’t have us celebrate the birth of Jesus just one day each year. We start celebrating, often before or just after Thanksgiving. Some people start thinking about Christmas before that and during Christmas in July celebrations. Many even start preparing for the next Christmas by taking advantage of after-Christmas sales. God has arranged it so that we inadvertently celebrate the birth of Jesus the Christ (Messiah) for at least a month, but often more than that, without even realizing it. Many pastors will say we need to celebrate Christ’s birth all year around, and I agree, but when you look at the volume of time spent in preparation for Christmas, it is truly astounding how much time, energy, and resources we justifiably put into Christmas. Praise the Lord!
Through all the commercialism, atheism, and agnostic beliefs, the message that God would have us to share still shines through. Through social media, television, and radio we spread the word of the miraculous birth of our Lord and Savior on a global scale. Here at home in the USA, we share with all those media and through cards and letters, and even our Christmas decorations and lights. For at least a month of preparation, remembrance, and worship we remember one of the most important days of each year, the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus.
The latest and greatest recent research estimates Jesus’ actual date of birth was in late September, but the actual date of his birth is irrelevant. God just wants us to remember the birth of Christ every year. God in his infinite wisdom has also made it so that we remember for at least a month out of every year. Isn’t God amazing? Well, I say yes! God is truly amazing, and profoundly wise and I praise Him for all He does.
Have a very Merry Christmas!