This poem concludes a trilogy of poems over the last three Christmases. For 2009 and 2010 see Myrrh and Frankincense.
All I have wanted for two years and three months is treasure; Not wrapped and buried in a chest under the ground, rotting, decaying, already dead, but here, held in my my hands, forever.
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Gosh no! Great piece from, of all places, a pagan forum.
First of all, based on a more careful reading of the nativity stories, as found in the New Testament, it is very unlikely that the historical Jesus was born in December to begin with (winters in Judea tend to be very cold, and shepherds . . . → Read More: Is Christmas Just Pagan?
A year away and already I’m getting excited.
For reasons I’ve outlined before, I’m convinced that Chanukkah is the correct timing for the Annunciation. So whilst there is no compulsion for Christians to celebrate Jewish festivals, it’s not wrong to do so and it might actually be worthwhile if we use that opportunity to see how God used all of Scripture and his . . . → Read More: Chanukkah and Advent