Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Birthday, Kid.

Some call him Jesus.

Others call Him Yeshua, or even Immanuel. To some he was only a prophet, and to some just a man or even just a story. To many, He is the Son of God.

Last year, I posted what a lifelong practitioner of Shinto had to say about Christmas.

"I pity the people who can not enjoy Christmas", she said. "If someone is so mean of spirit and small of mind that they can not celebrate the birth of a child, ANY child, then the meaning of Christmas has escaped them. No matter the number of holy days in their faiths, or the meanings behind them will erase the fact that they are hollow people with hollow faiths. We can argue the merits and faults of Christ, Christianity, and Christiandom until we are all blue in the face, but it doesn't eliminate the fact that a child was born that day."

Happy Birthday, Yeshua.

Luke 2:1-14

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.


HermitJim said...

Good post...timeless story! Well worth repeating. my friend!

Many blessings on your house and Merry Christmas!

Mayberry said...

Merry Christmas Catman.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and all of your family Catman !
Thank You for all you have written and all of your selfless research in the quest to help others !
God Bless you brother !

Shy Wolf said...

Merry Christmas, Catman. Thanks for being here.

Radio Bloger said...

Happy Christmas and a great new year...

Our family wishes your a great year.