Monday, December 26, 2011
Just a Sampling of Why I have the Greatest Mom in the World
For those of you who have met her, you already know...but this is the email I received on Christmas from my mom...she is a Genghis Khan buff, which explains one comment...enjoy!
Love you, Mom!
...thinking about Christmas:
I don't know how Mary got to Bethlehem..pregnant....we say she rode a
donkey, but that's not in the Bible
The Shepherds didn't hear music when the Angels came to them. It was an
announcement...not to music
(the angels sang together at creation , but not in Bethlehem)
Genghis Khan's son married a daughter of a chief of a Christian Persian
Tribe (1205..or about) and her father, in order to be chief, had to be a
direct descendant of one of the wise men....(isn't that cool?)
The inn in Bethlehem that was 'full' ...in Greek...it isn't a public
inn. There is a different word used in the Good Samaritan story for
inn..that that word meant public inn. This inn was a 'guest room' probably
in a relative's house because Joseph was of the house of David and went
there to be taxed. So he probably was staying with relatives..and the
'coming' baby wasn't his...or theirs. So the relatives possibly shunned
them and put them in the lower level with the animals. Another verification
of John 1....He came to his own creation (neuter noun...'his own'.) and his
own people rejected him. The rejection began during 'labor'.....heartbreaking, isn't it?
The star that the wise men followed wasn't a 'spot light' or Herod could
have followed it himself. I think it was an angel. They are often referred
to as stars......
Fun to think about!