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Thursday, January 12, 2012

The 'Christ' In Christmas

Woohoo! 2012! Let's here some noisemakers! 2012, the year of the Dragon, a leap year, and altogether a new year. Man!
You know Christmas is already over (I missed it by a long shot) but I still feel in the Christmas Spirit, so that's why I decided to  write about Christmas. In this post I want to focus on some Christmas facts that are left out by most people who celebrate it all across the globe.


Christ came
Born of a virgin
Came without sin
Left without sin
And in between,
Died, for all the sin that he never had

Most people-especially Christians- know all about this. But what's ironic is the fact that most Christians don't follow this at all! It's rather sad to know this. But partially in this post I would like to help you. Take a look at Christmas in your home, and see if it's really what you think it should be like.


Now There are some things involved with Christmas ( mainly by tradition ) that have certain meanings to me, like the Christmas tree for example; To me the Christmas tree is an example of our life after we except Christ into our life:

Our spring is our birth-point

Summer, our prime time of life

Fall,  Is the time when we start to wither away

And when when Winter comes around most of us die away,
But we stand firm like Evergreens, Waiting for the next spring to come along.

You see. Another example is the gift giving; During the holiday season, we give gifts as a tradition, but that also can be an example. Around Christmas time we give gifts--- just like God gave his son -Jesus Christ- as a gift to us. What I'm saying is that, just like we talked about in the last post, everything everywhere is centered around CHRIST!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Behind The Scenes With Moses

Whew! Thanksgiving, what a hassle! Thanksgiving this year was fun, we had guests, a turkey and a ham, and afterwards we watched Miracle on 34th Street, a true classic. Anyway, you know the Jews (before Christ came) celebrated a very special holiday very similar to Thanksgiving, it was called The Passover.The Passover was a holiday reminding them of God's grace to the Israelites and the Egyptians in Exodus 12:1-30. Now you probably know this story, God told the Israelites and the Egyptians that that night at midnight the LORD would strike down every firstborn son in every house in Egypt. Israelite or Egyptian they would die. But he gave them grace, both the Israelites and the Egyptians, by giving them a chance to prevent this. All they had to do was slay a flawless male sheep and put the blood on the lentil and doorposts of their front door. What a lot of people don't see is the message that we get from this today that they wouldn't be able to understand then. Recap the whole story, and think... the blood of a lamb was the substitute for their death, just like Christ's blood was the substitute for our lives at the cross. But wait there's more, The Egyptians lived near the Nile River for it was their only source of water out there in the desert. Every year the Nile rose and flooded the shore, so, because of this the homes in that part of Egypt had basins in the doors so that when the water rose it would go into the basin instead of into the house. Now with that said listen to this. The LORD told them to put the blood of the lamb in the basin and to dip the brush (frayed reeds of some sort) in the basin and paint the lentil and doorposts. Take a look at just what they were doing:

Now if this picture isn't clear enough the black is the door and the red is the direction in which they lifted and moved the brush from lentil to doorposts. You see they were making the shape of a cross in the air. Even though they didn't know it they were representing Christ in everything they did. Through studying the Old Testament you will find many things like this. Next time you read from the Old Testament pay close attention, and you will find Christ everywhere you look! 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Getting Started

Well I guess I should introduce myself.
My name is Avrie Latta I am eleven years old and a part of a family of eight. Here is a list of my family members:
Ira-18 mo
Elanor-2 mo
Pretty big huh? Well don't worry I get along just fine, but it definitely takes some getting used to. Being a part of a big family like ours can be frustrating sometimes but altogether it is definitely a blessing.
In this blog I will be giving you a taste of what it's like to live under my roof. And you'll be learning with me the whole way.