I wish you and your families a heartwarming Christmas season! With love and blessings, Ksenia.
🪔 Mmmm . . . Christmas always smells of the sublime perfume of Christ —a pure frankincense with sweet herbs and spices —the lasting testimony of the Lord's long-suffering, and grace, mercy, truth, and goodness.
Why Do We Celebrate Christmas?
Christmas is the Festival of True Light, and I love this season so much. The Christian world celebrates Christmas on December 25 to remember the birth of Jesus Christ.
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”The Lord Jesus Christ
The fact is that no one knows the actual birthday of Jesus (Yeshua), but an attentive reader of the Bible should notice verses in Luke 1:26 and 1:31:
“And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. … And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.”
The sixth month of the Hebrew lunisolar calendar is Adar – corresponding months in the Gregorian calendar are February-March. It means that the baby Jesus must have been born in November-December. And this is the season when many of us sense an invisible spark of hope and joy.
All biblical key events connected to Christ seem to match the important Jewish Festivals. In the end of November—beginning of December, the traditional Jewish festival Hanukkah (meaning “dedication”) has been celebrated since ancient times. It’s not among the most important feasts, however its meaning speaks volumes—liberation from oppression and finding light in the darkest of times.
“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.“The Lord Jesus Christ
In the darkest time of the year, the true Light—Christ—came into the world to save us all from our sins, to allow our souls to overcome the lies of Satan and draw near to God. Isn’t it beautiful?
“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”The Apostle John
I wish you all a Merry Christmas, our beautiful festival of God’s love, grace, and truth, the miracle of light, the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
May the lamps of our hearts shine brightly!
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”Isaiah 9:6 NIV
with love 💛 @lightofxenia