Well the Mayan Calendar turned and all is well it seems. The doomsayers awaited the end of the world, Nibiru, Planet X, something. The clock ticked into the 22nd, 23rd, 24th and now here we are on the 25th of December 2012: Christmas Day.
There was some furor over Harold Camping's predictions for the end of the world in may 2011 and then when that didn't pan out he corrected himself to give a date in November. Thankfully when that didn't pan out either he retired. It can make you a skeptic...
...but If it weren't for the season of Advent we would not have a reminder of God's promises of hope. Predictions form real prophets that actually came true:
Isaiah: 7:14, 9:5-6
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign; the young woman, pregnant and about to bear a son, shall name him Emmanuel.
Thus says the LORD:
And so here we are celebrating Christmas 2012, God's fulfillment of his promise of a Savior who would show us the way back home. The baby in the manger proved stronger than the emperor in Rome, He is truer than any god the Mayans could hope for. His coming brings peace. But be wary; he was born in a stable and lay in a manger because there was no room in the inn. Will he find room in us?
May the peace of Christ find a place in your heart and home this Christmas and always.
Hi, welcome to my weekly blog. I'm deacon Michel and I love blogging and the healthy exchange of constructive ideas. Now my mind has been known to wander on a million different things all at once so don't be surprised at what you find here. I often scratch my head and go 'Huh?' at my own thoughts. Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts with me.
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For I take seriously what a very wise man has often said to me:
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