Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house of and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping watch over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them, and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. And this will be a sign for you; you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger’. And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: ‘Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests’.
~ Luke 2:1-14

11 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you too (: hope you had a wonderful and lovely time!! x

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    1. Merry Christmas! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!

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  2. It is indeed said so. Although no where in the Bible it is mentioned the day He was born.

    I don't celebrate Christmas, because I strongly disagree with the acceptance of the savior's birthday to be at the same time as the winter solstice. What the world is celebrating is more likely to be an ancient pagan festival called saturnalia or who knows what.

    Thank you for posting this quote though. It's good to read it from your blog :)

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    1. I think that there is some speculation that he was born in the summer, but I guess it is hard to say for sure. Regardless I always enjoy the Christmas season for what it is and born in December or not he is that reason for the season :). Happy to see you enjoyed this quote and that you enjoy my blog!

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    2. Whether he has anything to do with the reasons for celebrating, I can argue a lot. :)
      There is no mention anywhere in the bible when he has been born or that we should celebrate it at all.

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    3. I grew up going to Catholic schools and am very familiar with the bible, the books that weren't canonized into the bible and why, the common misconceptions, misinterpretations, alternative interpretations, and so on. You are 100% percent right, there is no where in the Bible that says when he was born or that we should celebrate it, in fact I believe that common consensus among religious scholars is that Christ was born in July.

      Born in December or not, it is nice that there is a day set aside to recognize the birth of Christ; the key reason why Christianity founded. Over the many, many, many years Christians have celebrated Christmas it has evolved into an extremely commercialized holiday, and it is easy to lose sight of why we celebrate Christmas in the first place. December 25 (his birthday or not) is the one day of the year that has been set aside to recognize his birth. He is the whole reason for the Christmas season, without him the Christmas holiday would not have been established, his name is even in the holiday's name - (Christ)mas.

      Even though it does not say that we should celebrate his birth in the bible, I believe we celebrate out of respect, thankfulness, to recognize the son of God, the many sacrifices he made for the human race, and celebrate the joyous occasion that his birth was supposed to be. It goes without saying that it is an event that should be celebrated, we shouldn't have to be told to celebrate such momentous occasion in the history of christianity.

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  3. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas :) xx Maja
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    1. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas as well :)

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