With you on this one Bobby. Just for fun, I remember reading one idea that Jesus may have been born during the feast of tabernacles in the fall. I have also read that Noah's ark may have come to a rest on the day that would eventually be resurrection day. Like you said, don't really matter, but interesting.<quoted text>
We in the bible churches do not pretend that Dec 25th is Jesus birthday, we just celebrate the season. I don't think anyone can identify the date of his birth but that should not be a roadblock to doing so. Personally I think his birth was somewhere in the fall months. I have forgotten the information that I gathered during my research on that because I do not consider it important.
Heath is quick to talk about the flood but I doubt he knows the date it happened, nor does it matter. What counts is that it is true and we should not be bashful to talk about it's importance. The important thing about the Christmas season is that we have the best opportunity to tell the story of the gospel which begins with the promise of a Savior born of a virgin, sent by God to redeem the lost! Why let the season go to waste like many in the coc do...
Doesn't Ephesians 5:16 tell us to redeem the time, make the most of every opportunity? Many only come to church on Easter and Christmas. Use that knowledge to our advantage!