Sunday, January 3, 2010

What day is it?

Sometimes it is important to know the exact day for something, but sometimes I don't think it is that important. 

Take Christmas for instance.  Was Jesus really born on December 25th?  Probably not. 


So when did those angels wake up the shepherds?  Not sure... but...
December 25th was Saturnalia - a national Roman wild and crazy celebration.

And, originally the birth of Christ was not celebrated at all.  Doing that was considered to be too close to pagan worship practices, but later on people wanted to counter some of the pagan worship and draw attention to Christ.  Interesting enough, part of the Saturnalia celebration was that the slaves got a day off.  Their only day off during the year.  Some people say that lots of the early Christians were slaves, so it was natural for them to choose this day to celebrate the birth of Christ since it was their only 'day off'.   Some people say that Dec. 25th was the day that Jesus was conceived and not the day He was born.  Some people insist that He was born on Dec. 25th.

Hey, for all we know today might be Jesus' birthday *winks*  For me, it doesn't matter what day Jesus was born, it is more important for me to remember Who He is.

After all, the angels found the shepherds just fine no matter what day it was!

God bless,
Kathy

PS  Here's another visit with Naomi's and my little angel that we made on Chirstmas day.  Now she has wings and a halo.  What do you think?  Naomi drew her face =) and I put the little heart on her.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him... Revelation 3:20


9 comments:

  1. It was fun to make this with Naomi - who is three years old. She is a little character =)

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  2. Very cute angel - and I've always heard that Jesus's actual birth is probably more spring time, near the passover....

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  3. Thanks, Pam =)

    Thanks, Tulips =)

    memories - Glad you enjoyed munching thoughts *winks* =) I like sharing some of the interesting information I come across - glad you found it interesting, too.

    Rose - I have heard all sorts of dates, including in the spring. Since birthdays were not celebrated the same way back then, there is probably no way to really know.

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  4. Love the sweet angel. Love your sentiments about the birth of Jesus. I have to agree. It doesn't matter when He was born. It does matter that He was and that He was resurrected and because of that our sins are forgiven and we will never die.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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