More than 2000 years ago a male child was born in a tiny, nondescript town in the Middle East and events were set in motion that would change the world. Now, some will tell you that it is nothing more than a myth and others will tell you that it is an allegory, but the fact of the matter is, there were eyewitnesses and the story has been told from more than a single perspective. These are the things that any good law enforcement officer, lawyer or judge look for when trying to decide the truth of a matter.
Ask yourself a couple of questions on the issue, and you will see for yourself how ludicrous it is that such a thing could be a fabrication. Why go into the detail about the three magi from the east? Why add such an unbelievable touch as having Mary being a virgin? Why go through all of the effort to tie the genealogy to David, not once, but twice? Most importantly, why would such a tale endure?
It was the birth of Yeshua ben Yosef (or Yeshua ben Yahweh?), Joshua, son of Joseph, Jesus. That night in a stall off of small inn, a miracle was created. Let’s for one instant set aside the fact that our God came to us in the form of a man. Let’s not even look at the miracles that He performed. Let’s look instead at the fact that this one man was able to change the course of history, not through violent revolution, but through His totally unique promise.
No other teaching before or after has made the promises and shown the proof of those promises that Jesus has. Eternal life, forgiveness of all sin without having to earn it and a place in the presence of our God. How did this belief, the Christians, survive when the most powerful human force of the time was against them?
It is not fiction that the Christians were persecuted and killed by Rome. They had to meet in secret and follow the teaching of our Lord in private. They were infiltrated and betrayed many times and yet, here we are today. How is that possible? Because it was predicted, prophesized that it would happen long before by some of the greatest and most accurate prophets of the Old Testament. There are hundreds of prophecies, you can look them up for yourself, but here is just one reference for you; Isaiah 53:4-6. Check out any version of the Bible and compare it to what happened.
Christmas is nearly upon us. There is one gift and only one gift that we need to think about this season, the Son of the Living God. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” For millions, He is born anew every day as He comes to comfort and give us hope.
Be politically incorrect this season and join me in saying:
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE, may the blessings of the season be upon you!
KM Aul and Family