Today – December 12 – is a big day for birthdays! This is especially true for the entertainment industry, and for those who are, let’s say, among the older among us.
Born on December 12, 1893 – Edward G. Robinson
Born on December 12, 1900 – Sammy Davis
Born on December 12, 1915 – Frank Sinatra
That’s not a bad roster of births. But there’s another big day coming, just over a week away. We call it Christmas. On that day, December 25, we celebrate the birth of our Lord. And Jesus has something very different from the men mentioned above. Let me explain.
Died in 1973 – Edward G. Robinson
Died in 1988 – Sammy Davis
Died in 1998 – Frank Sinatra
See the difference? While Robinson, Davis, and Sinatra are no longer with us, Christ is. The one who was raised on the third day is with us today. So as you play your old Frank Sinatra Christmas album, rejoice that, while ol’ blue eyes is no longer with us, the One he is singing about is.