The 12 Memories of Christmas — Day #12

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For unto you is born this day

What astonishing thoughts to ponder: the birth of Christ.  There is much information to suggest that Jesus Christ was not born on December 25th.  No one really has full understanding concerning the day or hour of His birth or of His return.  For various biblical reasons, many suggest that His birth was late September.  His return has yet to be revealed.

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Matt. 24:36

What is of most importance is that “He Came.”

I was seven years old.  We had just come home from our Christmas Eve service.  What a great night.  We had the prettiest music; the preacher spoke of Christ’s birth.  Just like every other year, all of the children received the yummiest chocolates, which to me, normally seemed to be the best part!  This year was different.  For the last two years dad had been finishing off a bedroom for my sister Cindy and me.  Tonight after church was the unveiling.  My parents brought us upstairs and opened our bedroom door.  It was so beautiful.  It was all the latest lighting and furnishings.  Our two years of waiting had paid off.

I was so excited to receive this long-awaited gift. As I sat there on my new bed looking for Santa out the window, basking in thoughts of all the gifts that I would receive the next morning, my thoughts drew back to the evening service.  I began to feel a bit guilty.   Leaving my new bedroom, I ran downstairs to my mom and said…”if Jesus’ birthday is tomorrow, why all the gifts around the tree?  Doesn’t seem to make much sense, they’re all address to me.” Then I asked her what I could give Jesus as a gift.  She proceeded to tell me.  Your Heart.  One of the greatest points that she made was, “Doesn’t matter when He was born, love Him everyday the same…”

The song “He Came” is the story of this event and is dedicated to my dad, Howard Wells.

Thanks, Dad and Mom, for that night.  So many years later, I still remember.

Listen below to the song written by Pamela Warren and sung by Final Harvest, “He Came.”