As members of the Body of Messiah — in the world today and of those who have believed during the last two thousand years — there is something special at this season of the birth of the Savior, Yeshua the Son of David. It is similar to that specialness when Jewish people — around the world today and since the time of the Exodus from Egypt about 3450 years ago — celebrate the Passover. It does not require either the Christian or the Jew to be a believer to anticipate these special holidays each year. Families, relatives, and friends share together something extraordinary in their history as a people that has impacted not only their own culture, but of the whole world. They are times of inclusion. Because of this, these can be the saddest times of the year for many Jews and Christians who are alone, or who feel rejected and unloved. In their souls they know that they are supposed to be a part of something bigger than themselves and to celebrate, especially with others in the family.
It is the blessing and inheritance of the believer to really celebrate these holidays. Continue reading “A Time for Hope, A Time for Joy”