The Bible in practice: Christmas experience

Miscellaneous wizilow July 25, 2016 0 15
What Christmas means to you? A great party with the family or more? Perhaps the words of wonder, preserve and praise be the closest to the essence of Christmas. What is this in the Bible? The reactions to the Christmas be different and may be profound. How do you experience Christmas?

Christmas according to Luke

Lucas, wrote one of the disciples of Jesus about how the shepherds, Mary, and others were experiencing Christmas. This includes praise, wonder and save:
?? Not far away shepherds spent the night in the fields, keeping watch over their flock. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared to them and they were surrounded by the splendor of the Lord so that they terrified. The angel said to them: ?? Fear not, for I bring you good news, that the whole nation will perform with great joy: today is your savior born in the town of David. He is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a babe lying in a manger wrapped in a cloth ??.
  • Praise God, "And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, saying ?? Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom he has ?? When the angels had gone back to. heaven, the shepherds said to each other ?? Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known ?? They went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph and the. baby lying in the manger. "
  • Surprised and keep "When they saw the child, they told what had been told them about this child. All who heard were amazed at what the shepherds told them but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about it."
  • Praising God "The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it was told them. ??

Possible explanations of Christmas

Jesus was not born in a palace, but in a manger. There was no room for Mary and Joseph at the inn. The Roman emperor Augustus had adopted in his whole kingdom ordered that a census should be taken. This allows all accommodation places were booked.
So Jesus was born on the same level as the poorest, the shepherds. For a house or a palace, were these shepherds - as the outcast of that time - did not come quickly. But now they could see Jesus first. This means that Jesus so everyone has come.
  • Praising Jesus later told his disciples ?? Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. . ?? This means that the simple-minded are more open to the message of Christmas: honor God for peace and well-being for the people. A large crowd of angels praising God after all with these words: ?? Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth to those whom he loves ??. The shepherds believe in God and go to the baby Jesus. When the shepherds returned again, they were also the goodness and greatness of God the praise. It is Christmas.
  • The surprise people, who had come against the shepherds heard about the miracle of Christmas. When they will wonder can grow into beliefs and expectation. Something for Christmas is sometimes stronger, but also can work as the true meaning of Christmas is understood.
  • Mary preserve however, kept the words of the shepherds in her heart. She thought she, reflected and in contemplation of the Word of God. Later, during a speech of Jesus to the crowd raises a woman's voice and cries ?? Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts that you've been drinking ??! But Jesus says, ?? More fortunate are those who hear the word of God and live ??. Closely related to this are the words of Jesus about prayer ?? Ask and it shall be given ??. He highlights the importance for the people of praying to God.

Conclusion responses Christmas

The reactions: surprise, praise and keep on Christmas are very different. Yet they are deep and you can experience them all at Christmas. But the rest of the year.
The thought of Christmas experience ultimately has to do with trust and surrender, allowing the light of God can shine through you.
Also consider the article, the Bible into practice: the worry and the Bible into practice: faith in life.