The Re-Birth of the Sun
Hi. Y'all know me. You know what I typically write about. Well, today I am writing about a holiday observance, Christmas. Most of us associate it with the birth of Christ. But no doubt you realize Christmas comes nearly on the same day as the shortest -darkest- day of the year. In fact, that day and the days that follow, when the hours of light increase until late in June, were also of interest to worshipers of the Sun God. They awaited the "rebirth" of the Sun, since sunlight is closely associated with life and crops. Yes, food means life!
Please don't think me as one who considers himself as holier than his own next door neighbor. I was shown that Christ's birthday, as described in the Bible, did not occur during this time of year, but in the early Fall. In fact, the entire Christmas season did not even begin to be celebrated by "Christians" until the 4th Century after the death of Christ! During the earliest part of the development of Christianity, Jesus' birth was never observed, but his death was. This is because his birth was relatively unimportant, compared to his death. For it is his faithful death that paved the road to salvation!
Please do not accept my word on this. Check your encyclopedias. And if/when you learn what I say here is true, don't assume it doesn't matter. Rather, consider if God thinks it matters. For we amount to little, but God is the very source of life, and breath, and all things.
Image Credit » Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/sunrise-space-outer-globe-world-1756274/