Thursday, November 23, 2006

My Christmas Story

So in the sixth month (probably of the Jewish Calendar) God sent this awesome Angel. Gabriel is, undoubtedly, one of those really high ranking Angels as this was no ordinary message. He came to young Mary of Nazareth and, no doubt, scared the living daylights out of her. Thus the words, "Don't be afraid girl, God totally favors you."

She was a little surprised (hello, never been with a man) to hear things like, "You're gonna have a baby and this boy will be more or less, GREAT!" This (the fact that she was a virgin) most likely would be one of the reasons she was chosen. The power of the Most High will overshadow her and place the child in her womb Himself.

This is Mary's child: The Son of the Most High, King on a throne, Ruler over the house of Jacob (Israel, I believe), and to top it all off he has a kingdom that will never end--Jesus.

At this point, it was wise for Mary to believe Gabriel and move on. She told her fiancee, the carpenter, who had no choice to accept what she had to say after God came to him in a dream. "She don't lie, Joseph, take care of her."

King Jesus was born in Bethlehem. His birth was kind of lost to a lot of people except for a few shepherds who saw and heard a choir of Angels sing the first Christmas Caroll, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." How awesome is that?

And, oh yeah, a few men from a long ways away who followed this blinding light in the sky dropped by and gave gifts that were probably worth your weight in gold. These may have paid for Joseph's family's cost of living while hiding in Egypt for a while.

The shepherds, by the way, told everyone what they saw and heard and proceeded to spread the word--The Saviour is Born.

Remember, there would be no Happy Holidays if it weren't for Jesus Christ. So Merry Christmas and may you bring in the new year with Him in your hearts.


Anonymous said...

Loved this. Christmas, people forget, is because of Christ. God made man.

Helen said...

That's really lovely, yes thank God for sending Jesus, take care and God Bless!

Helen x.