Christmas in Israel

Christmas blessings from our family to yours, and truly Peace on Earth, good will to all men.

Christmas in Bethlehem, 1875, pilgrims heading up to worship at the Church of the Nativity.

Christmas in Bethlehem, 1875, pilgrims heading up to worship at the Church of the Nativity.

Something I have learned while being here in Israel:  Those who purport to know claim that Jesus wasn’t actually born at Christmas time. I heard this used as an argument when I was younger against the validity of Christ and of the bible.  It appears that “they” were right; Scripture seems to indicate that Jesus was born during the festival of Sukkot which begins during the end of September.  However, this would also mean that Jesus was conceived at Christmas time!  When did the Christ child come in to the world? At the time of His conception…

“and the Angel said (to the terrified shepherds) ‘Don’t be afraid… I am here to announce a great and joful event that is meant for everybody worldwide: A savior has been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master…'”

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5 Responses to Christmas in Israel

  1. Bev Loop says:

    Merry Christmas to you and Julee and all those close to us who also need our prayers right now.

  2. George and Mae says:

    May you have a Merry Christmas and a truly peaceful one, all our love goes out to you and Julee.

    • artnicklaus says:

      George and Mae!!!

      Our love goes out to you as well! You are a sweet couple whose friendship is precious to us, I want you to know that. I wanted to see you guys before we left this time and just never made it happen. I know the past couple of years has been very trying for you, and I am praying that 2013 will be one of blessing, surprises of love and joy, and shalom peace that passes understanding for both of you.

      Love always, Art and Julee

  3. Marion Sully says:

    Amen. True. I read a teaching earlier this year on the scriptures that trace the dates and times real vent to Yeshua’s birth. This study gives the 15th day of Tisheri, which was October 1st. This year. Blessings to u and Julee. Will write soon. Marion

  4. Kurt says:

    Hi Art & Julee. I just realized you are posting again. Great photos and messages. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and are staying safe. Hope to see you soon.

    Kurt

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