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Viewpoint: A Commentary on Christmas

December 22, 2015

The woman was heavy laden with child, and her husband looked at her with concern. Of course, he had to go. The census was mandatory. As he regarded his wife, he knew the journey would not be easy.

What is a few hundred miles or kilometers today? Catch a train to Hamburg from Frankfurt, Germany, and you arrive in four and a half hours, a plane ride from Augusta to Atlanta, Georgia is fifty-five minutes. However, this man did not have these comforts. His Mercedes-Benz was a donkey.

He observed his wife as he pondered over the trip ahead. Leaving her behind was not a consideration; in her was the hope of the nations, the salvation of the human race, and a shiver went through him as he thought of what could happen ahead. Thieves and robbers on the route and a desert where the temperature dropped at night were between the two cities, and ninety miles on a donkey was not a one-day ride.  He figured he might be able to travel 10 miles a day, but even that would be hard considering that she was heavily pregnant with child.

Today the significance of this event has been revised; the hardship erased. The importance of this Child’s birth has fallen into abnormality.

Soon, it is Christmas.

For me personally, it is the time when I reflect backward to that birth in Bethlehem with Thanksgiving in my heart.

His birth changed History;

His birth changed my life and gave me a vision with purpose;

The Son of God came to earth so that I could have the right to be accepted in the Beloved.

Merry Christmas to you,

Buon Natale a te,

Joyeux Noël à toi,

Frohe Weihnachten zu Ihnen,

Feliz Navidad a usted.

Photo on 14-10-15 at 09.35 #5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shalom Aleichem,

Pat Garcia

 

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6 Comments
  1. Beautiful and poignant post. Much has happened since HIS birth and death. I wish more people would bring him into their lives. Thanks for reminding us! Thanks also, for being my friend! I wish you and Hans a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS… from me in the NW!

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    • My Dear Gwynn,
      Thank you so much. Yes, much has happened since His birth and His death that led to His resurrection which has opened the door for all of us to be accepted in the Beloved.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  2. Ann Biller permalink

    Yes, it is Christmas…the most important event in the history of mankind…the birth of our Lord and Savior. Yet, many people go through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and never stop to think about Jesus. He is the reason for the season! To me it will always be “Merry Christmas,” and not “Happy Holidays.”
    Thanks, Pat, for reflecting on the first Christmas.

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    • My Dear Sis,
      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Sometimes we forget in the hustle and bustle exactly why this season is so very important. Without Christ, there would be No Christmas.
      Shalom,
      Pat

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  3. A wonderful post, Pat! Ever grateful for the Sacrifice The Christ Child and his family made for me and for all of creation. Christmas blessings every day! ❤

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    • My Dear Bette,
      I know what you mean. I am forever grateful and even more so that He has made me accepted in the Beloved.
      Thank you so much for sharing your thought.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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