AS WE TURN TO THIS GREAT EVENT WHICH WE CELEBRATE WE REALIZE THAT IT IS A GOOD THING FOR CHRISTIANS TO RECOGNIZE THE BIRTH OF THE CHRIST. For this is the greatest individual event which happened in the course of the history of this earth, without a doubt, and there was nothing more important to our race since we were placed in earth than the return, by the coming of The Christ, to our relationship with God. It is a most significant thing that the events which we celebrate in our Christmas observance were almost one‑quarter of a million years in their development.
What do we mean by that since our race has only been on the earth about 7400 years, since the day of Adam to the time of The Christ was 5400 plus a few years, then it was because of the events which were involved. Let us turn for a moment to the second chapter of Matthew as we read; ‘When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King, behold, there came Wise men from the East to Jerusalem, saying: ‘Where is he that is born King in Judea, for we have seen his Star in the East and have come to worship HIM?’ ‘We have seen His Star in the East’, how would they know what star to look for? In the East there are thousands upon thousands of stars. A multitude of ten times 126 trillion fill the sky from the east to the west, from the north to the south in a single 24 hour day. How then would the Wise men say: ‘We have seen His Star’. How would they say: We know that He is to be born in Judea? What strange wisdom would have given these men this knowledge?