Christmas all year long

Originally written in Spanish, this article first appeared in the December 2014 Portuguese, Spanish, French, and German editions of The Herald of Christian Science.

Christmas is celebrated almost everywhere around the world to commemorate with great joy and infinite gratitude the birth of Jesus and the fulfillment of the Bible prophecy: “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: … For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:2, 6). 

The angels, God’s thoughts that come to man, announced this holy event to the shepherds. And wise men followed the guiding star from the East to Jerusalem, until they came to a manger in Bethlehem, to present gifts to the child: gold, frankincense, and myrrh (see Matthew 2:1–11), gifts that were usually given to a king.

As the wise men saw the brightness of the star, receptive hearts today can hear the angels’ song, filled with hope and love: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).  

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An outstretched hand
December 22, 2014

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