The time of year when Christians around the world celebrate the birth
of their Savior, Jesus, the Christ, as part of our religious beliefs.
It is not an attempt to convert the world to Christianity, for us, it's
a birthday party.
It is not a Church backed time of commercialism and profit taking, for
us, it's a day of worship.
It is the day set aside to celebrate the birth of the most influential
person to ever walk the face of the Earth (and on some of it's water).
The person that brought the dead to life after four days, who healed
incurable diseases, who died on a cross of wood for the sins of
everyone and then physically rose from the dead three days later, then
40 days later went up to Heaven in full view of thousands as recorded
by historians of the era.
When was He actually born? I don't know and it's not important to me.
Calculations based on historical records place His birth from mid
September to late February. Given the mild climate in the Bethlehem
area, sheep would be tended at night though it could turn cold.
Many will scoff, as prophesied, many will reject the historical record,
but one thing remains true:
For Christians, He is the reason for the season.
May God bless all of you in the coming year.