You and I both know that new year’s day, the day that the earth was first created, happened last September and that’s why we went into the bubble together on that great adventure to the beginning of time. So an aspiring immortal has to wonder what to think about December 31st at midnight. I’m sure that scholars, scientists, and historians all can give us wonderful explanations of why the new year begins in January and why the death of the old year happens in December. But my Boss asked me to tell you the real reason we celebrate the new year, albeit AGAIN, and this is what it is.
If our earth was a person like you and me, which it kinda is, since the world has a life of its own, a history of its own and we are all little cells in that life being shed and renewed every day, then the birth of the earth was an event like the birth of Harvey.
You and I agree that the most spectacular historic event that this world has known happened when God condescended to become a person born on earth. Jesus lying in the manger cooing and crying. Well, that wasn’t just a new cell coming; that was more like a whole new birth for the earth! Jesus coming to live on earth was equal to the day when the Holy Spirit first came to live in your heart. That’s a born again experience for the earth! A rebirth worth celebrating world-wide every year as if it is happening for the first time!
Yes, the old world died in December of an electric surge of humanity and was born again in January (the J standing for Jesus of course) when divinity walked on its mountains and lakes. So, my friend on this new year’s eve let the champagne flow because we are not just celebrating the turn of a single digit in our counting of years, we are celebrating the day the earth was born-again, 2,009 years ago! Hallelujah.