This New Year’s eve, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Jews, atheists, humanist and wiccans. . . all over the world, whether they believe it, or understand it, will be celebrating the two thousandth birthday of Jesus Christ.
Does that mean that everyone sipping champaign, singing Auld Lang Syne, is acknowledging that the birth of Jesus Christ was significant enough to change a world calendar’s time line? Not directly, but there is no other logical reason for the celebration.
B.C. means “Before Christ” and AD means, “in the Year of our Lord.” And those who click their heels together and pretend that BC stands for Before Current era are hard pressed to explain why the current era just happened to begin with the Birth of Christ.
So I pray for a special blessing for everyone who lifts a glass to toast the New Year, New Century . . New Millennium . . . that they will have a divine revelation about who Jesus Christ is. That they will see him lifting His glass to them . . . telling them how much He loves them and wants to have a personal relationship with them.
What will you be doing when the clock strikes twelve?