Anno Domini

Christmas is the day that holds all time together. (Alexander Smith, 19th-century Scottish poet)

Have you ever wondered why this year is designated 2020 AD? When it was determined to synchronize calendars around the world, the pivotal starting event was the birth of Jesus. Every year since then is AD “Anno Domini” (the year of our Lord). Time before that is labeled BC (Before Christ).  He is the center of time and eternity.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.” (Revelation 1:8)