A True Christmas story 2013 style…

First off let me clarify what I mean by the title to this blog.  What if the story of Jesus was to take place in the 21st century that we live in but with the Bible feel and atmosphere. So modern technology but still sticking to the true story of the Birth of Jesus…..Which version of the Bible story am i going to travel with? Or what new ways will come out ? Let us remember though that this blog is a fiction, but with truth elements.

Picture with me if you will a time no so much different then our own,a time where if you were 14 and pregnant you could bring shame upon your whole family.Enter with me if you will into a look into “Marys” Facebook: 3:35pm status update : So an Angel just told me that I am pregnant,in her mind she was thinking “Why did I get picked to conceive and have birth to Gods only Son” .How am I going to explain this to Joseph, going to talk to my cousin Elizabeth.Meanwhile Joseph starts to hear the rumors on Facebook about Mary being pregnant,Joseph status update: “Hey guys I need advice on what to do inbox me about this only and I will explain more.” Meanwhile Mary gets to Elizabeth , house who is also pregnant. They are happy to see each other, they post some pictures to twitter# Fun at cousins house.Elizabeth tells her not to worry but that she Lord on her side. Marry feels somewhat better but still knows back home she has to face Joseph. As Mary is wondering what to do she starts to pray,for comfort and strength. Meanwhile as Joseph is wondering what to do, he receives a letter saying he needs to travel to Bethlehem the land of his for-fathers with Mary to register for the census.

Joseph hears that Mary is headed back home so this is the chance to tell her about the census, and also talk to her about everything that has been on his mind. He starts to pray, an angel appears to him saying”Do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife for what is conceived in her is a gift from God.” Joseph starts to wonder about this, Mary arrives home and Joseph tells her about the letter and they need to travel together and have a nice talk along the way. So they knew that the trip[ was going to take a while, all they had was a donkey and Mary had to ride so Joseph lead the donkey. Along the way they had a long talk about why God choose them for this amazing venture. And what it may look like, it took several days to get there. It was as if there was star following them, and leading them to where they were supposed to go. Joseph posted several photos along the way,The-Brightest-of-Starsnegev_desert_1 the climate was not the best but they were getting closer to the due date. Mary encouraged Joseph to book there reservations ahead of time, but he assured her that there would be plenty of room. He had the hotels.com app on his iphone so he was not worried. As they got closer to town, it was busier then they thought, phone reception was out of the picture no signal at all. Sprints not working again thought Joseph.

As they arrived at night, the town was busier then they both thought. Mary needed to get into a room quick for her water had just broke so they knew any moment she would have the baby. Joseph tried numerous hotels, all with the same answer “no room , fully booked, should have booked months ago” Joseph knew he could not have the baby out on the street. The last place that turned them down, he asked “well do you not have any room”? The inn keepers wife felt bad for them and suggested the stable.”You two get settled I will be down in a few minutes with any blankets and food I can find,”, Joseph asked “also could you please bring some water also.”After what seemed like a few hours, but in all reality probably only a few minutes Mary gave birth to a healthy 9lb 5 oz baby boy and named him Jesus. She laid him in the manger after Joseph made it into a bed,the inn keeper and his wife brought them some food and some blankets for they knew it was going to be a cold night.

That same night in the hillside of Bethlehem there was a group of shepherds gathering with there flocks, they were all discussing the business of the town, and how glad they were that they did not live there. they had a glowing small fire to keep them warm, as they were discussing life and the price of sheep on the market there shown a light on the next hill. As they gathered slowly to figure out what the light was they heard a voice  “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. ….  for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” All of a sudden the whole night sky was filled Angels were everywhere and they saying ““Glory to God in the highest heaven,and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”. And just like a flash of lightning the angels had left, the shepherds looked at each other confused almost what do we do next, the decided to go and seek out what the angles were talking about As the walked into the busy town, they did not know where to go or who to ask but there was one star shining brighter then the rest shining down on the manger were Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus were. They walked in Joseph at first thought that they were with the hotel or the city commission  asking them to leave, but then he realized they were shepherds. The shepherds did not speak at first and then Luke spook for the group, “the angels told us where to go and where to find you. They said that your baby was the Savior” Joseph then knew this was not going to be an ordinary child.  As soon as the shepherds left they sent out tweets and texts telling anyone and everybody that they could.

Is this the end of the story? by no means stay tuned to see what happens next… Happy Reading Adam

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Is it a wonderful life?

As the holidays are fast approaching us, and as I remembering different holiday favorites I thought that I would share about a few of mine over the December course. Viewing the movie from also three angels is a idea in which I would loved to have seen the film, of course the film is based on George Bailey and the events of his life. The ups and downs and the tragedy that went with middle America at the near the end of The great depression to the end of World War 2. But what if we threw in a third view point? What if we saw the film through Mary’s eyes? Through the eyes of the person that had the most compassion the most love in her heart who would sacrifice anything for her family just to bring that unity to the family structure. What trials would we really see? What doubts would we see through her eyes? Is “Its a wonderful life “the modern day version of the infamous “A Christmas Carol”?

While Dickens shared the story of Scrooge through three different characters past, present, and future, Capra the director decided to share George’s life  through just one Angel. But the similarities are so forever  into our memories.But how many times have we wondered what it would be like? To see how much of an impact if any we are playing in the world, and wonder for a brief second to have never been born. I know I have been there many times in my life. I often wish that they would remake this classic and make it through the eyes of the modern times. Through the eyes of a college student, a single mom raising her kids, there are different approaches the film director could take. How would the guardian angel take effect? Who would be the main antagonist be?  would it end if the main character wanting that second chance or would it have a more reality ending where they just decided it is not worth it.

Am I saying we need people to validate who we are or who we are supposed to be one day? No, but how hard is it to give a honest response and mention the good you do the fact that you are trying your best. Now if you are married or engaged I am not talking about the validation from them but the reality side. Maybe I am just dreaming, maybe I am alone with my  thoughts but this is my view , What is yours Happy Reading, Adam