Merry Christmas to all our friends and family near and far.
May you be blessed in 2013 and may you experience all the love our Father has for you.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
From me and mine…
BTW – where do we get the idea that Mary rode a donkey to Bethlehem?
If you read the Apostle Luke’s letter to Theophilus and Matthew’s recording of the Good News, they begin early on by telling of the birth of Jesus.
Now Luke and Matthew never make any mention about the specific time of Jesus’ birth. We know there was a census and Herod was King at the time, but there’s little else we know about the actual time of year or a specific date as to when Jesus was born.
But if you read Luke’s letter carefully, he makes an interesting point about shepherds in the region — doing what shepherds do best — watching their sheep (at night).
In the 3rd Century (approx 270 AD), a baby boy was born in Asia Minor (now modern day Turkey) who would completely change the way we see giving and the Christmas season.
Born the son of wealthy Christian parents, the boy was said to have been very religious from an early age.
After the boy’s parents died while he was still a young, the boy was raised by his uncle, the bishop of Patara.
After my boys shared some Christmas wishes with you yesterday — I had to be sure and share some of my own.
Thanks so much to each and everyone of you who take part in the community here on my blog and via the Insurgency of Love. Your comments, feedback and responses make it all worth while.
I hope that in some way you’ve been challenged, blessed or provoked in some way through my writing in 2010 and I’ve done more than just simply add to the noise.
Here’s to a very merry Christmas and a wonderful 2011.