I decided that an updated banner is long overdue. The first photo is from this time last year and all the other photos are from the past couple days. What a difference a year makes! I can’t believe that it is almost Christmas. The first snow and all the cold weather have really make it obvious that Christmas-time is here. I can’t imagine living some where that is warm at Christmas-time. I think I have spent too many winters in Indiana!
My friend typed X-mas instead of Christmas today and some of this friends gave him a hard time about his lack of “Christ” in the spelling. So I thought I’d share some thoughts about the X-mas debate. Did you know that “X,” is the Greek letter Chi, and is the first letter of the word, Christos (ΧΡΙΣΤΟ Σ) meaning Christ. So the X really does mean Christ.
Early Christians would use secret symbols to reveal their faith to other Christians. One believer would draw a line or a half circle on the ground or on paper. If the people greeting them was also a Christian they would cross the other believer’s line to form an X or make an opposite half circle to form an ichthys (Jesus fish). Say X-mas all you want! 🙂 Say Merry Christmas all you want! It is sad that it’s become an exceptional thing for people to say Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas or Merry X-mas! It’s all the same to me! It’s all about Jesus Christ coming to earth to save us!