Religion 101
October 15, 2020
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Merry Christmas 2020

Hello, my friends!

It is a great pleasure to share another episode with you. Actually, it’s our last episode of 2020. I dearly respect and cherish every one of you my audience. I am hoping that all of you are doing well and are bless despite it all that COVID-19 has been putting all of us through.

Christmas 2020! What does Christmas remind you of every year especially this year? I know each of you has a story to tell around your little celebration table or your Zoom table for many of us this year.

Christmas is the celebration of Jesus Christ, the son of God, who was born to save humanity. Kids around the world are excited to open their gifts and won’t even sleep the night before Christmas. My son texted me at around 1-2 o’clock in the morning with gift ideas that he would like to have a couple of weeks ago. As a father, I am very excited to get the gifts that my son was so awaited for and presents that will be beneficial to educate him. I was so excited with the help of so many to provide Christmas gifts and open a library for the students in Haiti at the school of the nonprofit, YesImpact, that I started 5 years ago. By the way, if you would like to learn more about YesImpact, go to www.yesimpact.org, call or text me at 765-413-9667. In the same way that Jesus came to save humanity, a non-kind comparison gesture, I like to also make an impact on people’s lives. This is the reason why I started YesImpact to help the kids in Haiti and the Haitian people.

While it is not recorded in the Bible or anywhere the birth of Jesus, this is still mysterious for us all. This extract I am about to read is recorded from https://www.whychristmas.com/, a great resource on Christmas to read about. A very early Christian tradition said that the day when Mary was told that she would have a very special baby, Jesus (called the Annunciation) was on March 25th – and it’s still celebrated today on the 25th March. Nine months after the 25th of March is the 25th of December! March 25th was also the day some early Christians thought the world had been made, and also the day that Jesus died on when he was an adult. The date of March 25th was chosen because people had calculated that was the day on which Jesus died as an adult (Nisan 14 in the Jewish calendar) and they thought that Jesus was conceived and had died on the same day of the year. The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (he was the first Christian Roman Emperor).

I am hoping that you learn a bit more about Christmas. I know Christmas will be different this year but let’s celebrate the moment we get and share gifts with one another as a way to show them that you care and love them. I know you may not be able to welcome people at your house but hope you were able to do a Zoom, Skype, or Facebook reunion to get people you know or a stranger to celebrate Christmas with.

May the red, yellow, blue, green glittered your celebration around Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Years!

Be blessed, my friends!

Kedler