to the Earth as a Babe in Bethlehem. Matthew 2:9,10 gives us an understanding of the wise men and their thinking; “the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem… When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.”
Many of us earthlings celebrate The Birth of The Messiah, Jesus Christ on December 25th, a day some call, Christmas. This day has been tattooed upon our minds and hearts to give us pause in thought-time to stop and sing for His Birthday; Glory to God in The Highest!
My favorite part of Christmas is to read, sing and pray:
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14
Then I read, “Jesus wept.” John 11:35
” As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it.” Luke 19:41
“And when he was come near, he beheld city,…. Of Jerusalem; being now nearer, and in a situation to take a full view of it, he lift up his eyes, and looking wistfully on it, and beholding the grandeur and magnificence of it, the number of the houses, and the stately structures in it, and knowing what calamities, in a few years, would come upon it; with which being affected, as man, he looked upon it, and wept over it; touched with a tender concern for it, his natural passions moved, and tears fell plentifully from his eyes.’
I wonder today if Jesus Christ is weeping over our Cities? Our Nations? I think so. Why? Because, Hebrews 13:8 records, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” He cares, yes, He still cares for All nations and peoples, I believe. This is why I celebrate Christmas?
Why do you celebrate Christmas, if you do? What is your favorite part of Christmas?