This morning as I was driving to a clients I was listening to the radio and they were talking about one of the many spiritual Christmas songs. The comment that was made was that not everyone knew about the first Christmas. I had to think about it for a while because it does seem from the amount that we talk about it today and the big deal that Christmas is, that everyone should have heard about it in one way or another, especially back then when it happened. But, with Santa not being a thing yet, I guess it’s entirely likely that maybe just those and a few others in the story as detailed in the Bible were the only ones to hear of the pending birth or of the actual birth.
There was no Facebook or Twitter back then, we didn’t really mail letters, there weren’t phones, and there just wasn’t communication like we know it today, so if it takes a while for something to get communicated today, triple or quadruple the time and shrink the number of people who will hear about it period and you’ll have an understanding of how many people would have heard back in Jesus time about His birth (maybe like the number of people in a modern day town or small city).
If you think about it, those who did know back then and those who were able to experience that very special occasion were a select, fortunate few. So today, being that you’re here reading this blog, I know that you’re one of those who know of the joyous event some 2000 years ago. Yes, there are many more of us who know today, but there are still people who don’t know the good news of that First Christmas. So this Christmas I encourage you to take time to reflect on what a special occasion that first Christmas was and how blessed you are to know the good news. And if the opportunity happens for you to share a little love and the story of the First Christmas with someone else, you should take advantage of it.