It is the Eve of Christmas Eve. If you are like most people I know, you are either in a panic because you still need to run out for some last minute gifts and groceries or you are calmly anticipating church services and time spent with family. It seems there is not a happy medium.
It was Pope Julius I who chose the date of December 25th to celebrate Christís birth. Regardless of whether Jesus was born during May (date the Egyptians celebrated until the 3rd century), September or October, during this time of gifts, food, and family celebration please take time to pause and remember the birth of the Christ child.
To each of you, I wish you safe travel and a Merry Christmas!
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." ~~Luke 2:11-14
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