Twinkle twinkle little star how I wonder who you are? What follows is come of who I am, so if I sit atop your tree think of me forever. Because I have some secrets to share with you.
Ever wonder, says I atop your tree why I twinkle on the 25th in December?
No one knows my birth date because its a family secret. If you modern day peoples haven’t gotten the message, then here’s an I opener.
In His day, as well as ours, governments are naughty. So with Mary and the baby Jesus in hiding for fear that the government would kill him. Thinking that there had to be a way to celebrate His birth and sneak one past the government. Now there’s a novel challenge for His authentic followers today.
And there was I, you see says I, twinkling atop your tree. Late December was the time that the Roman government allowed Romans to celebrate Saturnalia. It was a Roman festival in late December to honor the god Saturn. So they celebrated the holiday with marvelous festivities with a whole lot of merry making. Complete with fancy banquets and the exchanging of gifts.
And O, how happy Rome was because governments then, and now, love to keep the focus on the dark side, away from the light. And so says I twinkling atop your tree, so does yours! But what many have not learned, says I twinkling atop your tree. Is that America is God’s city upon a hill, and like me a light to be protection from the darkness.
But to the point, honoring the god Saturn, the deity of darkness served us well. And maybe it’ll do the same for you. Like us, and you, someday, it’ll take ingenuity and bravery at necessary times to survive the darkness. It’s an inborn Jesus trait that we Christians inherited.
Cause says I, a top your tree twinkling. To be a Christ worshiper in those days was dangerous, not like your says I, in America. Unless the Devil, or one of his fallen angels known as demons gets you. Because Christians were being vigorously persecuted by the Romans. Like your government says I, atop your tree twinkling. Who reveal God’s secrets in order to make a better world. That to you a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulders. And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end.
Some think that this celebration of Saturnalia lasted up to a week. Like the celebration of your Christmas for most says I, atop your tree twinkling. But this twinkle has a message from the family of Jesus, revolt! Darkness is sweeping the land and the light is in danger. Don’t let darkness stop my bright twinkle, says Jesus. Because that’s the Christmas story.
Here’s a secret from His family. The winter solstice was moving towards the greater light. And says, I atop your tree twinkling. Those who knew that a Savior had been born. Also knew that He was the passing darkness of the winter solstice, as it moved towards the light. Because Saturnalia was really the celebration of the unconquerable Son. Says I, appreciate this, as I twinkle atop your tree. Darkness, and death will always give way to light and life.
Atop your tree I share twinkling ever so bright. We did the 25th thing because we were being vigorously persecuted by the Romans. Light can always use darkness to its advantage. We wanted to mark His birth, but the cost was already great. Some of us were beaten, imprisoned, tortured and beheaded. So it was best to slip among the darkness, and thus mock the darkness, by celebrating the birth of our Christ. And another reason, why I twinkle upon your tree, is that we knew all about merry making. So party up you, Christ souldiers, in honor of His birth and triumphs. With the best yet to come.
Now I know you to know His actual birth date. So very sorry, as I said at the beginning, it’s a family secret. After all, we concluded, its more important to concentrate upon the Christ message. Which is ruin to ruin darkness by exposing it to light. So go get um you people of Christmas. And! Make your Savior proud.
So now you know, why I want you to remember me for ever, as I atop your tree twinkle. Glory to God because we have a victory message of light to celebrate. Which we will, after some consequential battles, but this we know now, “Among the god’s there is none like You, O Lord; nor are there any works like Your works. All nations, whom You have made shall come and worship before You, o Lord, and shall glorify Your name. For You are great, and do wondrous things; You alone are God,” Psalms 86:8-10.
And as you take me down, and should I manage a dimming twinkle, would you think of me to be just about a burnt out bulb. Hope not, but if so, know that twinkling His message is your job season to season. The Christ way, and darkness be dammed in all its Saturnalia forms.
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