Now that the Christmas is almost here 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.
Twinkle twinkle little star-How we wonder, who you are-What follows is some of who I am-So if I sit atop your tree-Think of me the rest of the year.
But before going on, it should be understood that seeing the halls decked with holly. Along with flashing lights with ample mistletoe is 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’s a way of recuperation. Although difficult because of work and other responsibilities people should find time for merry making every day. Its equivalent can be found by taking Holy Communion because this holy sacrament helps rejuvenate our souls. We are a trio of sacredness which includes body, mind and soul. Merry making for the mind can be accomplished by reading our holy scriptures. 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, here are some every day aspects about Christmas. With the providence of time, God sent the angel to visit a rather ordinary woman named Mary. Gabriel made some rather astonishing remarks for 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. Joseph 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 are those aspects of Christmas to be valued. Exemplified by Joseph. Which extends, beyond Christmas day and makes a circular journey. The supernatural always intersects with the natural of human nature. It is that most are unaware of this supernatural/natural phenomenon. Most likely because a complete lack of interest and because this phenomenon move across our time line 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.
Now the historical, in which, Gabriel announces that Jesus would inherit David’s throne, his father. Which was a supernatural declaration, described in Matthew 1:1. And then reigning over the house of Jacob, or Israel. And his kingdom forever which shall have no end. Obviously, this kingdom is a future occurrence. And is a 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 from the United Nations through its membership governments and the worlds media conglomerates. The only way the Arab Muslim world, and governments making up the United Nations will succeed with their mandates for peace will be by force. That is exactly the likely scenario from our 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 have know not a man.” With Gabriel responding, “With God, nothing shall be impossible!” With Mary answering, “Behold!” “The handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.”
In short summary here a few every day aspects for observing Christmas in a practical way. How the supernatural (God and his agents like Gabriel) intersect with the natural (humanity). With Christmas representing our connection to the supernatural because our scriptures are supernatural. Like no other book ever written. They are the living breathing Word of God. And like Mary, we need to believe that with God nothing is impossible. That’s what Christmas means. Then Christmas means being responsible and faithful to our families, as emulated by Joseph. Next we Christians, must offer our support to Israel for control of Judea, Samaria. In other words, ownership of all of Palestine. And never agreeing to share, or surrender Jerusalem to Muslim jurisdiction. Christmas had a beginning when Christ was born and Christmas will end when Jesus reigns from David’s thrown in Jerusalem. An event making Christmas complete every day. We must like Mary submit ourselves, and say, “… be it unto me according to your word.” And in a nut shell, so they say, the experience of Christmas before, during and after Christmas.
For those interested in reading the scriptural account for themselves. The following scriptures were used to express these thoughts. Luke 1:26,27,31,32,33,34,37 and verse 38.