Merry Christmas!

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The Mystery of the Christmas Star – by Digistar — http://www.es.com/

….Let’s revisit the Matthew story now with the historical and geographical context in mind.

The Magi ride in, emissaries from a kingdom about a thousand times bigger than Herod’s (a kingdom, which, BTW, had less than 40 years before had snatched the kingdom of Israel away from his father).

The Magi, who BTW, in Parthia were the committee who selected the next King.

The magi ride in, and they ask Herod, whom the Roman Senate had named “King of the Jews”, a single question:

Where is the one “born King of the Jews?”

Herod’s worst nightmare. No wonder he was disturbed. And all Jerusalem with him, because it looked, no doubt, like another coup on the horizon.

And really, it was another coup on the horizon. But not the kind they might have expected. Not a coup of the flesh, but of the spirit.

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

The baby Jesus.

O Come Let us Adore Him!

 

by Wendy Wippel

 

 

 

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16 Comments

  1. Amen, and amen. Merry Christmas to you and Ron. Wishing the two of you a fabulous Holiday season. Hope you are feeling better and are able to get on the road again, soon.

  2. HoHoHo! And a jolly good time….wishing you a magical season! Xo

  3. Marcia GB in MA

     /  December 24, 2013

    Christmas Blessings to you!

  4. Love your post…brings the meaning for the Celebration back to “Center Stage”….Thanks for all your GREAT posts this year…learned a lot…especially about mushrooms….You and Ron have a Very Merry Christmas and may the coming year bring you Good Health, Happiness and Many memorial Casita adventures!!…Horst sends

    • Thank you, Horst! You are always so encouraging and supportive. I appreciate it! 🙂

      Merry Christmas!

  5. I meant “memorable”…not memorial…woe is me!!!…sorry…Horst sends

  6. Bonnie Borgeson

     /  December 24, 2013

    And a Very Merry Christmas to you also.

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  7. Merry Christmas! Hope your holiday is filled with peace and joy.

    And wishing you a new year filled with good health and high adventure!

  8. Nice blog the Reason for the Season. Wishing You and Ron a peaceful Holiday

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