The word Christmas was created from two words Christ and Mass. A mass was held to commemorate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. The First Christmas begins long before there was a Mass. The first light was a star, the first gifts were Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh delivered by Men form the East who had come to Worship Him.
The Story of His Birth are placed in the hands of two of his famed Disciples, Matthew and Luke. Luke speaks of Shepherds, the Manger and the Angelic Choir. Matthew speaks of men from the East, the death threat over the child’s life and Herod. Both accounts are wonderful reads and are more than likely written at different times as history dictates. The Men from the East visited Him in a house. The Shepherds visited him in a stable. What they both knew is that Jesus was born of Mary a young virgin who was betrothed to a man name Joseph. God sent Angels to inform them of His plan and prepared them to be the earthly parents to watch over the boy Jesus as He grew to become the Man Christ Jesus.
Christmas is the only time of the year where the world becomes a Global Village, a Community of lights. People from all over the world find time to celebrate this season in their own way. As you gather with your friends and family, remember the BIG picture of the grace of God sending Jesus that you might have access to all that He is now in this lifetime.