archaeology will tell you that Jesus wasn’t born on the 25th of december, try april. When he was born, there were no christmas trees, or candy canes nor traffic at the malls.
some may say that the reason we celebrate christmas is because when the romans were converted by the sun worshipper/emperor constantine into christianity they wanted to keep partying during the winter solstice.
in this humano-existentialist society, most christians have been complacent. were are called to be truth seekers but we have been satisfied in just taking in what everyone else says. as humans the most powerful question we can ask is ‘why?’.
even so, there are basic truths in life that we can never deny. we all want to be longed, we want to be loved and we all want to know that everything is going to be all right.
it doesn’t really matter when Jesus was born, or if we were decieved to celebrate a pagan festival. These facts remain to be self evident, He came, he lived as a man, and he conquered death. there is no better reason that can satisfy those three statements earlier.
– he longs for us (John 14:2-3)
– he loves us (John 3:16)
– he knows that everything will be alright (Matt. 28:18)
repent. believe. everything will be all right.