Think beyond the annual cycle of Christmas preparations and associated hoopla. This event was foreshadowed in history, even at the dawn of human history – but in ways you will miss if you dial in only on the frequency emitted by society.
You can see this fore-telling by looking in the (seemingly) most unlikely of places – the dialogue between Jesus and the devil in his wilderness temptation. See how this starts us on a trail leading to the dawn of history, taking your Christmas to a whole new level.
Recently I had the chance to crash a Christmas dinner dressed as Santa Claus, and after being exposed by the kids, embark on a short but thought-provoking discussion about Christmas entitled What’s so Merry about Christmas? A friend videoed it all and since it fits with this series of Christmas posts I thought I would share it in this one. (15 min)
For more in-depth treatment of historical and prophetic aspects of the Christmas story see the following posts
Where does ‘Christ’ in Jesus Christ come from?
Jewish Rabbinical Testimony: The Son of a Virgin from the line of David
Hold the Eggnog Christmas is in trouble! Considering Dawkins’ claims against the Gospel accounts of the Christmas Story
The Subsequent Life Lived: Signature of the Virgin Birth