I'm sure most of us recall the christmas story. What happened in the manger over two thousand years ago. Although it may not have happened on December 25th, its very important to all of us,especially Christians.
Even those of us who don't believe should see the messages potrayed by this timless story. For instance, Jesus Christ was born in a manger. Although prophesys fortold that a messiah was to be born, there was inn open for Jesus,Mary, and Joseph. The familiar picture of a baby crying out in a manger he shared with cows,goats,and sheep comes to mind. What does this tell us about our savior? He was humble and dare I say it...poor. This is something many of us can relate to during the previous years.
Another common theme in the Christmas Story is faith. We do not know weather angels exist, and I certainly question it. Reguardless, it is written in scripture that the angels told the shepards "Do not be afraid, A savior is born". They listened without questioning and visited the baby.
Even the three magi, who were very wealthy, visited the child. They had faith that the messiah was born and thought nothing of him being born in a manger. They brought forth gifts of gold,frankensense,and myrr. They followeed the star for miles on the backs of camels. Remember, there was no gps...not a lot of maps...and no automobiles. They just got up and left on a whim to see the small family and praise the king.
I chose to post this after the 25th to prove a point. Christmas lasts untill three kings day and it holds signifigance far more than Santa Clause,Frosty,presents and all of that. Christmas stays with us untill the first week of January. I wish all of us to hold true its real meaning. God's love for humanity. I wish all of you a very merry Christmas.
oh and if yoru athiest or w.e i respect that...just dont flame me kthxbai