|Posted by lee on October 23, 2009 at 10:30 AM|
Thinking about Jesus birthday ,As my life routine every year , since the day God blessed me materials; having all these gifts in my plans .the endeavor to familiarize the Christmas with my child and a budhist husband .Having a plans to send money for my family expenses ,and to share it with friends and the needy ones on Christmas holiday.Not thinking about what will I buy for myself , I used not to prioritize my desire . Used to practise it in my life , as I always murrmuring .,to simplify my needs ...unless if I find something extra attractive and useful thing that I can buy in a very low price.
As changes is always expected in my plans what to do to share my blessings and who will be added in my list .But I always thought is this is the only focus of mine?What God wants more ? Something taunting my mind some challenge although. or a burden for someone who doesn't believe in Christianity. I know materials cannot satisfy the rejoice of the one's will received ,just like me ,missing to touch them personally ,to eat together ,wrapping gifts,sing Christmas Carols,hear the jokes ,seeing the children in "Mano Po "attitude as a very touching inthe Philippine Culture .No limitation attitude of happiness , a happy holiday.. As I talked to a few friends and asking them every year ,Do you have any plans in december ?any occasion to attend?Are we going to cook and make exchange gifts with a glass of wine? Obviously no evening mass for 9 days in the church I attended. My friends positively responded ,of course ! let us celebrate Jesus birthday this is the climax of life! Full of hope to hear the excitement .Yes! my spirit really rejoicing to hear that in this place of non- Christian , I could still have people around me to know the importance of December 25 every year.Then again a shadow of question came back in my mind .It is a month ago, when I came back home and sitted in a couch. I feel sad and finding out the reason ,why just a while ago I was excited. I closed my eyes and say a prayer help me Lord , I don't know why I have worries because worry loses my faith. Then while looking at the altar I saw the images and not intentionally voice it out to Jesus .I said ,do you know that some people said your birthday is not december 25 ,as many people spreading it ? There's a mixed emotion of mine questioning Him or did those people influenced me not to believe the authencity of that holiday ? .I really feel God knows my heart ,confusion like a child who often ask and ask the parents .Then something power pushed me to think and say Got it ! this is what I wanted to know .The history of Christmas ,Jesus birthday.! Day passing by, I search the internet but cannot concentrate to study about it .But reading? some giving me courage to discuss the history with different people's around me .Knowing their spirit if they know the roots of rumours .Then one day I was surprised to hear about the history of it even in a ramdom topic .As Geshi (a Jap term.) season in Rome .It is St John's birth day June 24 ,The one who said in the bible " I am the voice crying out in the wilderness:Make straight the way of the Lord". (John 1:23) John born i n a brightly season while the world is in the darkness.How about Jesus? Six months after the born of John , then Jesus born in the Bethlehem it was December 25 a Tojite season means long night ,Dark of the world welcomed Jesus... it is a long night ,season in Rome .The lights break in the earth where the light breaks the darkness in the world .The sinfulness world received the Love of the Father in heaven through his son Jesus Christ. Though the pagans people celebrating it without the truthfulness of this holiday .The Church corrected the spirit of celebrating a holiday in December through proclaiming that Jesus in Bethlehem is the one true celebrant ,to celebrate . Proving in the life of Virgin Mary 's humbleness in God plan. My spirit fully rejoice .the complete happiness to know the history of His Son the one whom I love . Just a ramdom explanation which cast off all the confusion that affected many peolple I had met . In celebrating His birthday and who do not like to accept the true fact so sad they know the Father Almighty but couldn't accept Christianity.. .And I am proud to say I am a Christian who never intended to make any trick and be thankful not to believe in many business gimmickry a flickering of branded things in the department store whom the devil always saying "come buy me !come buy me! tempting rich people then envy the low class or poor people in the world. What they offer is just for rich and some fake pagan god celebrant of Christmas.Lights of the world that gives hope for souls. And wishing to see people in honest giving not just on Christmas holidays .As Charity not for materials but for the true meaning of it as God's wanted to see in our hearts ,It is LOve .