My birthday happens to be December 25, a day used by many to observe the birth of Christ. I have often been asked about feeling slighted on Christmas, or did you get left out (or feel left out) as many seem to assume that my birthday would get lost in the celebration of Christmas. First, to their credit, my parents, when I was growing up took extra apins to avoid that very feeling. Even today, my wife and children try to avoid giving me that feeling.
However, as a matter of fact, for a very special reason, I would rather they concentrate of the real meaning of the day. John 3:30 quotes John the Baptist as saying "He must increase, I must decrease." I would much rather see people in a joyous sense of worship honoring Christ on the day that has been set aside to observe His birthday rather than making a fuss over myself. I would rather that people would concentrate of honoring the one who came to save sinners like myself (and themselves), not only on December 25, but on every day of the year. May Jesus Christ be praised!!!
In His Service,