The Joy Of Christmas
Each year, the Christmas day brings so much joy. Christmas is a very special time of year when people all around the world commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Lord, King, and Savior of the whole universe. There is so much anticipation for Christmas, from trees adorned with colored lights and balls to the sounds of “Jingle bells” and “Joy to the world.” Santa has you covered if you don’t have much to celebrate with this year! Yes, the holiday joys are limitless and you must be a partaker.
Why Is It In December?
Some cutting-edge scholarly studies hold the hypothesis that Jesus was born before the first day of spring. His birth is therefore thought to have occurred around Easter (in April or May), not in December. In actuality, neither the precise day nor the precise month of Jesus’ birth is known. However, the Christmas holiday, which commemorates the birth of the Lord, has always fallen on December 25. Early Christians avoided any celebrations of Jesus’ birth. According to Roman historian, Sextus Julius Africanus, the Holy Ghost conceived the Lord Jesus on March 25. If he’s accurate, you can calculate 9 months from that day to determine that He was actually born on December 25. However, delivery dates for women do not necessarily happen exactly 9 months after conception. Some babies arrive after 8 months and some weeks. Some could be born after 9 months and some days.
In Rome, the December 25 celebration started in 336. It was on this day, during the era of the emperor Constantine, that the church first observed Christmas in a formal manner. He desired that Christianity serve as the empire’s official religion. Therefore, this might have been a political ploy to undermine the long-established pagan holidays.
Is There More Love At Christmas?
Given that individuals tend to donate more to charities at this time, there may be a case to be made here. The celebration marks the birth of Christ, a personification of all forms of goodness and mercy. Therefore, it is typical to see more displays of affection and caring for others. People are more open to giving and receiving gifts and food from their neighbors. There is undoubtedly a brotherly atmosphere. However, this does not necessarily imply that there is greater love throughout the holiday season. There are some persons who are given greater favor outside of Christmas. Even though the holiday season emphasizes gestures of love, there are some people who don’t care about others then.
What To Do On Christmas Day
On Christmas day, just be happy. That is all that matters. There are several things that could make the day memorable. Visit some of the important people in your life at their homes if you have the time. On the other hand, plan a house party if you can afford to do so! It’s a day to celebrate joy and, most importantly, to spread that joy to others around you. Play all the classic and contemporary Christmas songs you can find on YouTube as soon as the music is on. Be thankful to God for sending His Son as a gift. In all honesty, you might not have so much to share to others. The biggest courtesy you can pay another man is “goodwill”. On Christmas Day, give it generously. Make calls to and send messages to your loved ones. Tell them you appreciate them.