Can you believe it is just a little over a week 'til Christmas? Did you grow up celebrating Christmas as Christ's birthday? I grew up celebrating Christmas - tree, Santa and all that, but the church I was brought up in didn't celebrate Christmas as Christ's birthday. I grew up hearing that we didn't know what date He was born on but it couldn't be December because of the shepherds out in the fields. So, it must have been in the spring. And besides that, there is no scripture that tells us to celebrate His birth. A Christmas tree in the church was unheard of as was a nativity scene. To tell you the truth, I never did "buy" that interpretation but didn't really give it much thought. As I got older and studied more I changed my view on a lot of things that church taught. I find it hard to believe that Jesus would condemn people for celebrating His birth. Even if we don't know the exact date, I think December 25 is just fine. I'm so glad the churches I've been associated with more recently have celebrated Christmas as Christ's birthday.
I do think we get a little too busy this time of year with many many things and too many times the real reason for celebrating Christmas gets pushed aside. I think sharing our thoughts by linking them here is helpful. Thank you again for all the lovely comments you make to me. I really do appreciate it.
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