In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. And everyone went to their own town to register.
So a carpenter named Joseph left Nazareth in Galilee and took his soon-to-be-wife Mary, to his home town of Bethlehem in Judea, also the town of David. This man was descended from Israels previous king, King David. Joseph’s future wife was expecting a child when they travelled to the town of Bethlehem.
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
Just outside the town of Bethlehem on a hill, there were shepherds looking after their flock during the starry night.
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
He is famous, whether you’re an atheist, agnostic or a Christian, whether you like it or not, everyone knows Jesus. How they know or who they think he really his does not matter because they know Jesus’ name. Everyone on this planet, yes including the ones in the Earth’s orbit, stop their working lives and celebrate Christmas.
Jesus truly is the reason for the season
So when you celebrate Christmas, when you take a toast at the dinner table or when you acknowledge this day where ever you are this Christmas, remember that if it wasn’t for Jesus, you wouldn’t be celebrating Christmas on the 25th of December 2012