At the turn of the 1900’s, on the cover of the Christmas issue of an American Christian Journal it posted the following thought-provoking statement;
[size=]“HOMELESS ON CHRISTMAS EVE” [/size]
The homeless mother wondered out in the cold, while the joyful celebrations went on inside. This made remember a Christmas Meditation that has made its way around in the past years;
**MARY’S CHRISTMAS DREAM
*"I had dream, Joseph. I don’t understand it, not really, but I think it was about a birthday celebration for our Son. I think that was what it was about. The people had been preparing it for about six weeks. They decorated the house and bought new clothes.
They had gone shopping many times and bought elaborate gifts. It was peculiar, though, because the presents were not for our Son. They wrapped them in beautiful paper and tied them with lovely bows and stacked them under a tree. Yes a tree, Joseph, right in their house! They decorated the tree also. The branches were full of glowing balls and sparkling ornaments.
There was a figure on top of the tree. It looked like what an angel might look. Oh, it was beautiful! Everyone was laughing and happy! They were all excited about the gifts. They gave the gifts to each other, Joseph, not to our Son. I don’t think they ever knew him, they never mentioned his Name. Doesn’t it seem odd for people to go through all that trouble to celebrate someone’s birthday if they don’t know him? I had the strangest feeling that if our Son had gone to this celebration, He would had been intruding!
Everything was so beautiful, Joseph, and everyone was so happy, but it made me want to cry. How sad for Jesus, not to be wanted at his own birthday party! I am glad it was only a dream…How terrible, Joseph if it had been real!" *** :sad_yes:
It made me wonder… Have things changed much in America since the 1900’s? Are Jesus and His Mother going to find themselves at the center of our Christmas celebrations or… are they going to still be’Homeless on Christmas Eve’? ****
Let’s never forget who the Birthday boy is!! :sad_yes:
To Jesus through Mary