For unto you was born this day, in the City of David, a saviour, ’tis Christ the Lord.
And so it was. This is not myth or fable. Nor is it revisionist history. Doubters may be encouraged by the fact that over thirty secular historical writings make reference to first hand accounts of the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth (e.g. Flavius Josephus, Pliny the Younger, etc). Moreover, there have been no credible studies serving to effectively refute the historical accounts set forth in the Gospels of the New Testament. Simply stated, Jesus lived, He died, He rose on the third day, and He lives today. He claimed to be the Christ, the Messiah. What are we to make of such a claim? The choices are limited. Was He a liar? A lunatic? Or was He the Lord our God? I choose to believe the latter. Celebrate His birth, yes. But more importantly, meditate upon why He died, and upon the significance of His resurrection. And consider carefully the fact that the conclusions you draw as to such matters will have eternal implications. With much love and warmest regards to you, one and all. Merry Christmas!