Just a few days and it'll be the eve of Christmas. So much planning goes before our great celebration. This year a lot more heart searching and pondering transpired. What an historical event His birth was and yet, some care only about material things. The birth of Christ is what I call, a great revelation. Can't even imagine the wonder of it all. A Divine Plan gave to the world, Jesus, the gift to all for all eternity. This is a fact that will never change nor grow old, or be forgotten. The Word of God became flesh and dwelt amongst us. What greater gift than this?
My friend gave me a book to read called "Killing Jesus" by Bill O'Reilly which opened my eyes to the way life was when the "Light came into the world." It is by far one of the best books that I have ever set my eyes on. Jesus born in Bethlehem, of a Virgin Mother Mary, is destined to die a most cruel death by His claim that God is His actual Father, which made Him accountable to a charge of blasphemy under Jewish law, since the age of thirteen. He was a Jew.
Born and hidden in cave, He would one day gather together men who would become "fishers of men," who would see the crowds gather to hear Jesus preach, and heal the many, while fulfilling the prophecy's of old.
Jesus proves that He is God in the flesh by His Resurrection from the dead. And even though a guard was posted, the body was never found. That morning an Angel revealed that "He is Risen" and instructed eyewitnesses to "Go tell the disciples." This was a message far different from the night of His birth when Angels revealed to the shepherds in the fields guarding their sheep, the great tidings.
Thirty somewhat years later, the question will be asked "Shall I crucify your King? The reply--"We have no king but Caesar," by a chief priest . So different from the three Magi who have come with treasures a great and harsh distance to worship their King saying: "We see his star in the east and have come to worship Him," (believing Jesus to be the "New King,")
Examine the historical evidence for yourself beginning from birth to death. There can be but only one King. And, there is no doubt in my mind who He is....
Almost A Minyan
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