Some years back during
Christmas time, looking at a wall calendar I pondered how the world
history has been divided into two parts- BC and AD. That
universally all the Nations irrespective of their stand on religion
adopt a calendar, which uses the Christ’s birth as a base, is an
Now even importance of dating of the World calendars on the basis of Christ’s birth pales into insignificance, in the light of the ‘BC and AD experience’ Christ offered to all those who trusted Him (John 1:12,13), so much so Bible declares in 2 Cor 5:17 that all Christians ‘are a new creation’ after Christ enters their life.
Quite true, more than world history, since the First Christmas, countless sinners’ lives’ have been split into 2 parts ‘Before Christ and After Christ’. Take the transformation of the avaricious tax collector Zaccheus, for example…
"Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, 'I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!'” (Luke 19:8)
Have you had the BC and AD experience yourself?
Prayer: Father, I praise and thank Thee that my life has been split into “BC” and “AD”, thanks to the advent of Your Son, not only into this world but also into my life. I praise Thee in Jesus’ Name. Amen.