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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Personal Time with Jesus - Day 5

A Good Time to Celebrate

At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancĂ©e, who was now obviously pregnant. And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. -Luke 2:1-7

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate this amazing even on December 25? Well, we don't actually know, but if you follow the Jewish calendar and match it up with the information we do know Jesus would have been born near the end of December. As we are approaching Easter, I think it is also important to think about and remember how it all started at Christmas. Too often in our current world I think Christmas and a little with Easter we forget why we are actually celebrating these days. As Christians we need to make sure we are teaching our children why we celebrate these special days.

Join me daily as I journey through Beth Moore's Jesus: 90 Days with the One and Only.

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