The exact date when my grandmother was born is unknown. Turbulent times in Balkan region were not uncommon. So, when she needed some official documents, she had two different dates. To clarify situation, one official decided to put a date that will from now on be her official date of birth.
That story reminded me of Christmas. Somewhere along the way someone decided that 25th of December is the day of Jesus Christ’s birth. If you are a historian and know much more than I do, you can calculate exact date of Jesus’s birth by the facts from the Bible and other historical documents. But you know what, in realty it doesn’t change a thing.
He was born, lived and died for us, so we can live free from sin.
Christmas can be so over saturated with commercialism, traditions, and all kinds of burdens.
It can be a vary sad period for someone who is stuck far away from family and friends in this crazy year of COVID. It is cold outside and dark and wet. Wintertime in our part of the world.
The Bible in Hebrews chapter 13, verse 8 says:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
So whether you are far away or with your family and friends, whether it is cold and miserable outside or nice and sunny, this is a day to remember – Jesus that you celebrate through his birthday reminds us that He is still God and He is still the same every single day.
If you are forgiven, every day is a day to celebrate.
Rejoice wherever you are.
You will meet with the once you miss.
Happy Christmas everyone!