“Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.” King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem. He called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law and asked, “Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?” After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” (Matthew 2:1-4, 9-11 NLT)
On a cold and silent night, a King was born; along with a new star. This King was not born in a warm crib, inside beautiful palace, but in a manger; inside a wooden stable. When word spread of a Messiah to be born, three wise kings, shepherds, and even the animals flocked to him, to pay homage to the little boy King.
On that day, nobody knew what this little child would bring or give to mankind. All they knew was that this child, born of Mary, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and chosen from the Heavens, was meant to be worshiped and praised.
The birth of Jesus Christ brought a new light and a new idea to the world; that of peace and love [to love your neighbors as thine self and to love your enemies regardless of their faults]. In a world that saw countless murders and an injustice, God heard the people’s cries from Jerusalem and brought them a son to bring a new light and a new testament of God’s will on Earth.
So mark Christmas day as both the celebration of a King and a new testament from God. Love your fellow man and women (including the poor) and remember that material gifts can never substitute the everlasting gifts that are stored in Heaven. [Heaven that I like to believe as the new star that appeared on Jesus’ birth]
Merry Christmas to all and Bring peace on Earth and goodwill to all Man
“Glory to God, and on earth peace, toward men of good will” (Luke 2:14)
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