Find Part 1 here: How I Keep Christmas Meaningful
Our Santa vs Jesus Story here
I can tell you, with FULL assurance, that I have discovered the answer to the question, "How do I keep Christmas meaningful?"
Slowly but surely, America is divorcing God. So how do we as Christians, Jesus followers, disciples of Christ, keep the momentum going in the right direction? Well, that's a bigger question than the one that I am going to tackle today!
Don't you wonder...
- When was Jesus REALLY born?
- How do I keep Christ in Christmas?
- Ever wonder, where did Christmas come from?
- How do I keep our kids focused on Jesus and not gifts?
- How do I not get stressed out?
- How does our family have peace in the midst of hustle and bustle?
Well, the short answer is...
Read the rest of the story:
...we don't! Now before you click me off, hear me out!
I have discovered the true meaning of "holiday festivities." Where did I turn to find it? God's Word! I discovered the "feasts of the LORD." I discovered the "holidays" that Jesus not only celebrated but fulfilled!
Let me say this. People often make the mistake of calling the feasts of the LORD "Jewish holidays." That is incorrect! The feasts are for believers in Jesus. They are for God's people and I am one of those people!
It's really amazing! I am so excited to have found this treasure that was there all along. I'll be honest, when I first discovered the "Biblical holidays" I felt ripped off. How could I go to church since I was 3 days old and not know about this? Why am I just now learning this at the age of... 30 something? (I'm now 40.)
Once you learn some basics about the feasts, you will find mention of them all over the Old and New Testaments. You will discover that God intended for His children to celebrate them! You will discover that Jesus is in them. You will find that Jesus fulfilled them! He is "the feasts."
Jesus is the Passover Lamb.
Jesus is the Unleavened Bread.
Jesus is the Firstfruits. (Passover)
Jesus is our atonement. (Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement.)
Jesus "Tabernacled among us." (Feast of Tabernacles or Booths also likely His BIRTHDAY.)
Someday, Jesus will fulfill the Feast of Trumpets!
I will tell the rest of my story later. But for now, here is some information on the basics of the Biblical Holidays: Finding Jesus (Yeshua) in the feasts
Information from Robin at "The Heart of Wisdom." She explains it all and has books to help you understand. She is a kind, loving, Christian lady who gets it!
Biblical Holidays ~ Exploring Our Hebrew Roots
Hebrew Roots ~ Passover
Hebrew Roots ~ Fall Holidays
photo credit: (From "The Nativity Story," Paramount Pictures, 2006)