"What really happened
at Christmas Time"
article from Grace thru Faith. Very informative and one you will
all appreciate. Adding to the information that dear Jean
Stepnoski posted. Thank you, Jean. Wonderfully written and
replete with amazing, deep and insightful information. Thank you
to Susan too. Also beautifully written with the treasured
information we all need. Hanukkah is the most incredible
festival. The very fact that our LORD Jesus was there, is enough
to call our urgent attention to it. It's abundantly clear that
our attention was being drawn to this Festival of Lights. I have
one point to make that may make Christmas our focus. Not
detracting from Hanukkah in any way. Hanukkah may well prove to
be our pointer. Hanukkah is intimately connected to the
Christmas season. Timing wise. Reading this link will make you
sit up and really take notice of that.
40 - 42 tells us this:- Then Jesus went back across the Jordan
to the place where John had been baptising in the early days.
There, he stayed and may people came to him. They said, "Though
John never performed a sign, all that John said about this man
is true". And in that place, many believed in Jesus.
me, is emphasizing that born again believers are the main aim
here. By leaving the temple after walking in Solomon's Porch
(which was open to all - both Jew and Gentile) and going back to
the place of original baptism, I believe the LORD Jesus was
showing who will be saved. For He is the Way, the Truth and the
Light. ALL are free to come to Him - Jew and Gentile. This
passage just may denote a small gap between Hanukkah and
Christmas. By leaving the temple, perhaps Jesus was letting us
know that our salvation comes after this very Jewish feast? SOON
Really Happened at Christmas? – Grace thru faith