Viewpoint: A Commentary on Christmas
patgarcia ♦ December 22, 2015 ♦ 10 Comments
The woman was heavy laden with child, and her husband looked at her with concern. Of course, he had to go. The census was mandatory. As he regarded his wife, he knew the journey would not be easy.
What is a few hundred miles or kilometers today? Catch a train to Hamburg from Frankfurt, Germany, and you arrive in four and a half hours, a plane ride from Augusta to Atlanta, Georgia is fifty-five minutes. However, this man did not have these comforts. His Mercedes-Benz was a donkey.
He observed his wife as he pondered over the trip ahead. Leaving her behind was not a consideration; in her was the hope of the nations, the salvation of the human race, and a shiver went through him as he thought of what could happen ahead. Thieves and robbers on the route and a desert where the temperature dropped at night were between the two cities, and ninety miles on a donkey was not a one-day ride. He figured he might be able to travel 10 miles a day, but even that would be hard considering that she was heavily pregnant with child.
Today the significance of this event has been revised; the hardship erased. The importance of this Child’s birth has fallen into abnormality.
Soon, it is Christmas.
For me personally, it is the time when I reflect backward to that birth in Bethlehem with Thanksgiving in my heart.
His birth changed History;
His birth changed my life and gave me a vision with purpose;
The Son of God came to earth so that I could have the right to be accepted in the Beloved.
Merry Christmas to you,
Buon Natale a te,
Joyeux Noël à toi,
Frohe Weihnachten zu Ihnen,
Feliz Navidad a usted.
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Thank you for this reflection Patti – a timely reminder when it is so easy to forget the hardships and the hopes that brought Jesus Christ into being … May you and family have a blessed Christmas.
My Dear Susan,
I too wish you and your family a blessed Christmas. We both have a lot to be thankful for.
You made an excellent point, that too many of us forget… the rigors that Mary experienced. Thank you for your heartfelt post. And, I wish you a VERY MERRY and BLESSED CHRISTMAS. Thanks for being my friend. I treasure you!
My Dear Gwynn,
Thank you so much for dropping by. I too treasure you and I am very thankful that for our friendship.
What an amazing and wonderful reminder of what Christmas is all about. Thanks so much, Patti. Love you!
My Dear A.J.
Thank you so much. I sincerely hope your Christmas surrounded you with family and friends.
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There is nothing more I can add to your beautiful offering. You have given me the gift of love and joy as I celebrate the Birthday of the Christ Child. Bless you sweet Patricia and may your Christmas be as bright as the star that shines from above. And, Happy New Year. xo
My Dear Patricia,
Thank you so much for dropping by. Your thoughts are a joy to me.
I sincerely hope you had a wonderful cross over into the New Year.
“to be accepted in the Beloved.” What a wonderful way to put it – the gift we have received. Blessings on Christmas and always.
Happy New Year Ellen,
I sincerely hope your walk into the New Year was delightful. May this year reward you in your poetry writing and photography and may you walk through doors that show great promise for your future.