Welcome to December, the birth month of Christ.
At one time, it was important to me to argue about the date Jesus was born, and I could argue it still, but I won’t.
Because I don’t care. It’s not apathy, I’m just less interested in arguing things I can’t prove, and if I could, would it make much difference?
I’ve planted my flag in the ground of peace, for he is the Prince of Peace and instructs me to live in peace.
Yes, there is theology and doctrine that should be defended with conscientious diligence. But his birthdate isn’t one of those.
It’s A Celebration
The angel told the shepherds how to find Mary, Joseph, and their infant son. He said he brought good news of great joy for all the people, that a savior had been born: Christ the Lord. The infant savior was the anointed of God.
Saviors save, it’s their purpose, and Jesus came to save. It’s what the angel told Joseph:
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
Even his name was about salvation, for Jesus or, “Yeshua” in Hebrew, means,”God saves.”
Jesus said about himself:
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” Luke 19:10
Frankly, I don’t think the Messiah was born in December. But whether he was or not, he did come, and his coming made all the difference!
Welcome to December, the birth month of Christ!