Is Christ still in the manger in Bethlehem?

usual image of birth of Christ.
usual image of birth of Christ.

Christ is born in Bethlehem

Hark the herald angels sing...glory to a newborn king....

silent night, Holy night,...... Christ our saviour is born.........

And so on and so on .... We hear these same xmas songs year after year, and our hearts are soft because it´s xmas time.

More and more advert on t.v. asking us to dip into our pockets for orphans, underprivelaged children, the homeless etc..

Personally l think we ought to think of all the people strugglining, all the abused children etc., all year round. Their pain doesn´t just last for a few days at xmas.

Coming back to the singing carols , it surprises me how many mention the baby Jesus as being Christ.....when in fact he had quite a few years to go. He became Christ (The anointed) on the day he was baptised (29.a.d.)

Yes of course the baby Jesus was the son of God who one day would become our saviour and King. Does anyone think of that? Of course thousands of people think of Jesus in amongst all the hectic runnaround of buyingTurkey, presents, wrapping paper, alcohol, don´t forget the mulled wine. So much to do for weeks leading up to xmas, yet they stil go to church and many people still make a nativity scene in the house with the obligatory tree. Mary, Joseph, Baby in a manger, after that it varies. Sometimes everyone is there, the ox, lamb, shepherds, 3 wise men and even angels.

Other people keep it more to the words of the bible which tells us the shephrds were there, and Mary and Joseph and the baby, of course.

The others came later..............but more than anything what came later was Jesus grew up in Nazareth with his carpenter father ,going to the Temple in Jerusalem and visting the local synagogue, as all devoted jews did in those days,., and only when he was a grown man did he get baptised by John the Baptist and at that moment became The Christ (or the anointed one)

It was after Jesus´baptism that he began to tell everyone about God´s Kingdom, and he healed the sick, the blind, the deaf etc., not as a baby........ Nothing wrong with remembering him as a baby , we all do it with pictures of our now grown up children, But if Jesus is remembered ONLY as a helpless babe there´s something wrong, somewhere. !!!!

Christ is our King. He is an incredibly powerful archangel in Heaven. I feel strongly that we must remember that, because Satan would love Jesus to be always a helpless baby, unable to talk, to tell of Gods´Kingdom, unable to perform miracles to show how things will be in the future ..(and God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be any more. The former things have passed away) Revelation chapter 21,. vs 3, 4 .

So while we´re enjoying the xmas pudding , the family reunion, the exchanging of presents and all that extra love that seems to be in the air at this time of year, ....please spare a thought not only for the beautiful nativity scene, but Christ as he is NOW A mighty King in Heaven

May God bless the lonely, the homeless the soldiers far away from their families, the sick, the sad and all of us who try to be happy and make others happy at this time of year and always.

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Micky Dee 5 years ago

I love you Dim! I appreciate you and your wonderful heart and compassion. God bless you Dear Dim!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

love you too ., man. (My usual retort. Time l thought of a new one don´t you think?)

Always happy to see that cycle with you riding by. Take care. x


SilverGenes 5 years ago

Ah Dim. If we could see the invisible people every day of the year, it would be a different world. We do tend to haul them out every year at Christmas like decorations - the hungry, the lonely, the sick children, the elderly and forgotten. We toss a few dollars 'in their general direction' (remember that line?) and consider we have met the Christmas criteria. The older I get, the more I am concerned that this has become just another opportunity to sell more electronics.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

l feel the same about the commercialism.. We can only each of us do our own little bit, though. l feel remembering these people all year round .....not only at xmas is a good start. Thanks for stopping by.


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DREAM ON 5 years ago

Nice information again.I don't get it.When we are suppose to care about others more at Christmas than at other times of the year.What about the Salvation Army bell ringers out in the cold.Can't they at least let them in out of the cold.O.k. just a few feet in the store instead of in 10 below weather outside the store.Does it make that bit of a difference.At least give them a portable heater or something.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

you´re right . The salvation Army are ALWAYS there however cold. They also seem to be 1st on the scene with hot drinks at any disaster. Thanks for continually stopping by my page, .


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

Very thought-provoking, Dim. I guess we've become used to the manger at Christmas, the resurrection at Easter and forgetfulness the rest of the year. We commemorate the event - and forget all about the living power, don't we?


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

thank you for your comment. Hope you are keeping well, ready for a New Year. Take care.


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

Happy Holidays my wonderful friend! XX

This is a beautiful hub.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

and you are a beautiful person. Thank you. Take care.


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zzron 5 years ago from Houston, TX.

Beautiful message Dim, You Rock!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Wow! Thank you.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Dear Dim I am an old sort of kind of hippy too..that loves the Lord..lol..Thank you for a great hub. Wonderful reminder that Our Lord Reigns!

Sunnie


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Glad you approve. Love your hub name.

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