Now that the Christmas celebration is over for the millions, who observe the day. Mostly from the perspective of *halls decked with holly* and *mistletoe.* Unaware or unwilling to know that Christmas is an every day celebration with the beginning of each new day.
But before going on, it should be understood that I am not opposed to seeing the halls decked with holly. With bright lights flashing with ample mistletoe. I always find it very magical with its impact most relaxing. Merry making is part of life and has a necessary and proper place in our lives because it is a way of recuperation. Although difficult because of work and other responsibilities, people should find time for merry making every day. It’s almost as important as Holly Communion in the rejuvenation of our spirit, from this padre’s perspective. It is that in so many ways, people fail to comprehend the everyday aspects of Christmas. Which is the design of this discussion-hoping to provide a glimpse into our Christmas celebration.
And so, hear are some every day aspects of Christmas. With the providence of time, God sent the angel Gabriel to visit a rather ordinary women named Mary. Gabriel made some rather astonishing remarks to Mary. Telling her that she would conceive in her womb a baby. Then the angel told her that she was to name the baby Jesus. Then hearing from Gabriel the greatness of this person. A person who would inherit his father’s (David) not Joesph’s household which plays a significant and often unnoticed place in the Christmas story. Here we have the before Christmas pageant of enormous historical significance impacting us today. First we have the supernatural and natural coming into play together. Joesph plays a surrogate role as provider for his family which includes his son Jesus. As he cares for Mary, and the baby Jesus, as though he was the natural father. Family and responsibility is one of those neglected aspects of Christmas for modern day father’s. Which then, extends beyond Christmas day.
The supernatural always intersects with the natural or human nature. It is that most are unaware of this supernatural/natural phenomenon. Most likely because of a complete lack of interest and because this phenomena moves across our time line of life very slowly. And then at the end, makes a sudden burst to complete the circle of the clock. With it then being to late to benefit from its lessons because of death.
Now the historical, in which Gabriel announcing that Jesus would inherit David’s throne, his father which is a supernatural declaration described in Matthew 1:1. And reigning over the house of Jacob, (Israel) and His kingdom forever which shall have no end.
Obviously, this kingdom is a future occurrence. And is a far more complex discussion, one not designed for this discussion. Other than to say that there will be no peace between Israel and the Palestinians which includes the entire Arab Muslim world. Despite the hype which keeps coming from the United States and the nations media conglomerates.
The only way the Arab Muslim world will ever deny Israel all of Palestine is by force. That is the most likely scenario from the Old Testament prophets. Which will be the historical event, that will trigger the events necessary to return Jesus to the throne of his father David in Israel’s Jerusalem.
But hearing all this from Gabriel, all that Mary could do was to respond to the angel saying, “How shall this be, seeing that I know not a man.” With Gabriel responding, “With God, nothing shall be impossible.” Mary responded, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to your word.”
In summary here are a few every day aspects for observing Christmas everyday in practical ways. How the supernatural through God with His agents like Gabriel are intersecting with the natural embodiment of humanity.
Christmas celebrated everyday by being responsible and faithful to our families as emulated by Joseph. Extend kindness to others as often as possible.
It’s important to God that we Christians offer our prayer support for Israel. That Israel will take control of all of Palestine which includes territories occupied by the Palestinians. Never surrendering any of Jerusalem to Muslim jurisdiction.
Finally, we Christians should always submit ourselves as did Mary, “… be it unto me according to your word.” And that is the meaning of the days prior, during and after Christmas.
This discussion was developed from the following verses, except for Matthew 1:1 from Luke 1:26,27,31,32,33,34,37 and verse 38. For those interested in reading the scriptural account for themselves.
Still a lot was left unsaid about the history of the past, current and future historical develops surrounding Israel and impacting the global community. Pay attention to unfolding world events. As they, will parallel all biblical accounts centuries before there unfolding
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