Anno Domini

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

Smith may not have fully realized what he was writing, for Christmas is far more than just a miraculous day of the birth of Jesus. We number our calendar years from the life of Jesus. B.C. – before Christ; A.D. – anno domini, the year of our Lord. Few people may recognize the significance of dating that way, but it should be a reminder of the wonderful gift of Jesus.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)