This post is not pre-planned. It is actually Christmas. The people who care are Christians and people who live in Christian nations who are culturally conditioned to celebrate Christmas.
This year I would like to share with you the same way I shared with my 17 year old. We know this is Jesus Christ’s official birthday. The real reason he was born in a manger is because his parents did not make reservations and the town they went to was packed for the Census. Given that Jesus was born, he may have been counted in the Census. In 2012, I believe a baby being born during the Census, especially if it is within 2 days of when the Census takers come around…back in 2010 the USA had another Census…it was that. He was born just in time to be counted.
As an aside note…another benefit of the simple fact that I read more of The Bible this past year….He and John the Baptist were cousins. The mothers spent a few months together during their pregnancies. It is just that until I read about that, I had been oblivious of the obvious connection.
According to scripture the method for showing Jesus your personal love is the same for all: practice the old Jewish 10 Commandments and then on top of all that, practice JC’s teachings. From the perspective of a mushy Pooh bear hugging young child that seems really abstract…It is a lot if someone says “If you love me obey the law.” It is OK, and I understand he meant it, and those who practice the teachings reap the benefits of doing so,…I assume over 1 billion people do a good job practicing Christianity daily and that leaves another billion Christians not doing as well but still making some effort to practice. Think about that in practical terms. When 2 billion people abide by a set of behavior standards daily it makes a difference. It is just planet Earth but every little drop in the bucket adds up to the oceanic effect, so to speak.