For the past few nights I have had trouble sleeping and last night was no different. After tossing and turning for awhile I got up and got on the computer. Somehow that led me to a post about how Jesus wasn't born on December 25th.
The woman who made the post was very upset because she had been doing research and had come to the conclusion that Jesus really hadn't been born on December 25th like she had always believed. She stated that she couldn't believe that we "had been lied to and we are living with a myth." She goes on to say that everything about God is important to her and she needs accuracy pertaining to God. She isn't a Christian , is New Age and doesn't believe what the Christians believe about Jesus. She was getting ready to celebrate Jesus' birthday and now she can't because it isn't really on the 25th. She will never again have anything to do with Christmas. She doesn't believe that Jesus saves us, but thinks that we save ourselves. She didn't want to go to the Bible to find answers since the important detail of the actual date of Jesus birth had been left out. She was desperate to know the truth. Over 4oo comments were made pertaining to this post. Obviously I couldn't read them all, but I read enough to be deeply burdened for this woman and for several of the commenters who think that Christianity is based on lies. I stopped reading and began to pray that she would find the Truth.
Sometimes even we who are followers of Christ tend to get hung up on "details". Luke 2:6 says this about Christ's birth, "the time came for the baby to be born". We don't need to know the exact date. Just that Jesus came at the right time. In God's time.
So what is the truth? "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:14).
Jesus is the Truth.
Life is Good,