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The People Who Missed Christmas

Updated on December 21, 2007

The People Who Missed Christmas

How can we tell that we missed Christmas ? The following people missed the first Christmas . Find out why ?

HEROD:

Herod was the appointed king of Israel during the time of Christ birth. When the wise men arrived to ask for the birthplace of the new born king of the Jews, Herod was greatly disturbed because he became aware of a rival for his throne. He thought of the Christ child as a competitor for the throne . For Herod was drunk of his power and obsessed with his throne. Because of this,he ordered he killing of all boys in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and below. Herod missed Christmas because of his too much love for his throne representing position, power and prestige as king. He even considered Christ as a rival. Instead of giving Him the worship He alone deserved, herod ordered His killing.

All people who are so much engrossed with their position in their respective fieldwork, and those who are still thirsty for position, those that will resolve to any evil compromise just to maintain or achieve such position are still missing the true spirit of Christmas. The spirit of Christmas means dethroning of the SELF to give way for the coming of the CHRIST as king and master of your heart and life.

THE PRIESTS AND TEACHERS OF RELIGIOUS LAWS:

They had been preoccupied with the activities in the temple that they missed the birth of Christ. People who are busy with their activities and programs even they are ministerial works are missing the true spirit of Christmas. They have been preoccupied so much with their activities that they have no time to spend time alone with God to develop intimacy with Him. One cannot be a true worshipper of God unless he or she is intimate with Him. Even some Christian workers are missing the true spirit of Christmas because they have been preoccupied so much with the works of the ministry rather than the King.

Usually during Christmas season, people are busy shopping, wrapping gifts and other activities associated with Christmas that they truly missed the essence of Christmas. They failed to spend time alone with God and worship Him.

THE INNKEEPER :

The innkeeper reserved no room for Jesus. He reserved rooms only for he rich, noble, well-off, special people, VIPs, distinguished guests. I f only he h ad known who is the child to be born, he would have reserved the best room for Jesus. This world has no room for the lowly, it has rooms only for the strong, mighty and rich. The WORLD with all their lavish festivities of Christmas are still missing the true spirit of Christmas for they have still no room for the CHRIST.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Wehzo. Only the true christians can experience the true spirit of Christmas. Only those who have been regenerated who experienced freedom from sin can truly celebrate christmas.

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      Nathaniel Stalling Jr 

      10 years ago from Detroit, MI

      You are right on Cristina. I love this article, and the insight it brings to the discussion of religion, Christianity in particular.

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      kda 

      10 years ago

      This is real and people aren't aware of it. Sometimes I wonder if that'll happen to me i'll miss Christmas and don't even know it.

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      kda 

      10 years ago

      This is real and people aren't aware of it. Sometimes I wonder if that'll happen to me i'll miss Christmas and don't even know it.

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      soyelude 

      10 years ago from Lagos - Nigeria

      Yes Cristina, spiritual things are very slippery. May God open our eyes and hearts to discern spiritual things easily lest we miss out on His blessings because we are 'too busy' doing other les important things. Beautiful hub for the season!

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