While reading about the differences between Christianity and Islam I came across this passage and made me stop and think about what it depicts here. For so many billions of folks the nativity scene of that manger is so powerful, to be so belittled this way.
The birth is announced to Mary and she brings forth Jesus under a palm-tree, near which is a running spring and by the dates of which she is fed. On her return home she is received with reproaches by her family but merely points in reply to the new-born babe, who suddenly speaks from his cradle, asserting that he is the prophet of God. Afterwards Jesus performs all kinds of miracles, forms birds out of clay and makes them fly, heals the blind and lepers, raises the dead, etc., and even brings down from heaven a table ready spread. The Jews will not believe him, but the youth follow him. He is not killed, but translated to God. Christians are not agreed upon the manner of his death and the Jews have invented the story of the Crucifixion.
Becker, C.H. (2012-05-17). Christianity and Islam (p. 8). . Kindle Edition.
As we approach this Christmas season to the fullest. I often stop and wonder if that true meaning, and importance of the day has been lost in a similar fashion by most. Has the birth of that child, that night really become so meaningless.
it seems that over the years we have slowly cut Christ out of our celebrations, and now as this Christmas comes, it feels it’s time to start to bring him back. His birth brought joy this world, and peace of hearts to so many. And we hear and read of Christians being killed for simply believing. I think it’s time we return to celebrate the real reason for this season. And find the joy out of the real nativity scene.
IS THERE ROOM IN YOUR LIFE FOR HIS SCENE?