December 25 is a special day for all of us since we celebrate Jesus’ birthday. However, Christmas is extremely special to some people who were born on that day. Let’s explore how it feels to share a birthday with Christ.
“Sharing a birthday with Jesus Christ does fairly make me feel special, but it is useless if I am not attempting to emulate his life. I think there is a lot of injustice on my side in terms of striking a balance between what Jesus is doing for me and what I am supposed to do in his Father’s Kingdom.
This is something I should work on as soon as today in order to catch up with salvation which is the most precious ingredient in life.
Jesus’ sacrifice was so great. It’s unimaginable to me what God, His Father, had to go through to give up his only Son to pay for my sins with death. I am looking forward to fellowshipping at Christian Life Assembly on the Christmas Eve as l jointly welcome my Jesus’ and my birth day. Bottom line, I will celebrate my birthday in a very special way by being humble and analyzing my relationship with Jesus Christ.”
Emma Nsekanabo, Marketing and Public Relations Specialist
Regional Communication Infrastructure Programme (RCIP)
“Usually I don’t get two gifts though some of my friends and family do give it some hype. It’s always been nice to know I was celebrating my day with Jesus, but I would like to just have people remember to say happy birthday. When I was younger, my parents made sure my presents were always wrapped in birthday wraps, not Christmas wraps. My mother took it one step further and said “no Christmas presents under the tree until we celebrate his birthday. That was sweet of them, but now I am old and celebrating birthdays has changed. These days it’s about chilling with buddies over a drink, though it’s not easy to find them as most of them are with family because it’s Christmas.
Generally, sharing Christmas with Christ isn’t something very important, because I know my bashes would be bigger had I been born on another day.”
Joe Caleb, Engineer, Case Consultants LTD.
“Honestly, sharing a birthday with Christ was a point of bragging when I was
growing up, as of now it no longer carries the weight it used to. I am not Christian, so Christmas is just a holiday for me, though I know it’s not celebrated by Christians alone. I just hate it that everyone, including my friends just don’t think about the fact that it’s my birthday.
They seem pre-occupied with Christmas and its celebrations. Surprisingly, I’ve also joined this bandwagon; I get to think about my birthday after I’ve thought about Jesus’ (Christmas).At times I find myself enjoying Christmas just like everyone.”
Edwin Mukiza, General Manager Union Trading Company [Kigali]
“I feel important because I share my Birthday with Christ. Not everyone has this privilege. On the other hand, it doesn’t give enough time to celebrate my birth yet I spend the year attending others’ birthday parties. As a staunch Christian, I go to church to thank God for his Son while also thank him for adding a year to my life. lt’s perfect sharing a birthday with Christ.”
Brian Neza, Third year student NUR, Agric Faculty