Many of you may be shaking your head right now at my title. “What? Where did you come up with that nonsense?” You are saying this as you read my words. I know. Well, give me a minute and hear me out and then you can come up with how you personally feel about this idea.
First of all, we as Christians traditionally celebrate Christmas, or the birth of Christ on December 25. (Crazy thing I just learned is that many Muslims celebrate the day too, just because it is fun, even though they leave Christ out of it.) Growing up, I was told that we really don’t know what day Christ was born, but that we’ve always celebrated it then. That is just the way it is. (For those of you interested, look at the many holidays around the world and see how many of them have a celebration of sorts around this time of year too.) I’ve been told that the day picked originally centered on a pagan holiday. I don’t know if this is true or not. Many people get stuck on this fact and it ruins the day for them. I am not worried about where the day came from, but I am interested in why we don’t know exactly which day He was born.
I figure that He didn’t want people to focus on the day like it was some hoopla. Instead he wanted everyone to look to Him. He wants us not to think so much at His birth, but why He came…to save us. So we celebrate His day anyway. It is good to worship and show our appreciation.
This is what I know..Jesus was born when the sheep were on the hillside (says so in matthew). This was usually in the spring and the fall. Jesus was born during the time of a census. History shows that there was a census taken in the fall around the time that Jesus would have been born. We also know that Jesus died when He was 33 and 1/2. Since there is proof that Jesus died in the spring around the time of Easter then we know that he must have been born in the fall, a half year before plus 33 years.
Ok so it could be anytime in the fall you say. Yes. But if you were Satan what would you want to do with Jesus’ birthday. Remember he was around and he knows exactly which day it is. So what would you do? You would want to make it the worst, most evil day of the year. What day is that? Halloween!
Halloween is known for violence, death, evil. Our kids dress up in horrible costumes and we snap photos and say, “Oh, how cute.” Satan is laughing because the world is throwing their love of darkness into Jesus’ face, on what might be the most special day in the year.
Who knows if this is true or not? Guess we will have to ask when we get to Heaven. But till then I believe that Jesus was born on Halloween. If it is true, what are you going to do about it? How does this change the way your kids and you celebrate it? Please don’t stop celebrating it. Instead, go forth as missionaries and tell the world to say Happy Birthday to the real master of the day.
Please let me know what you think. Pass this around to others. This is ground shattering stuff. Stay tuned to my blog. This week I am going to let you know how me and my children celebrate this special day. Meghan
Romans 12:21 “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”