“Christmas” Trending on Twitter

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS”

by Sharon Rondeau

(Dec. 25, 2018) — On Tuesday morning, Twitter hashtags temporarily consisted entirely of references to Christmas Day as signified by such entries as “Prince of Peace” and “Christ the Lord.”

Christians throughout the world believe that Jesus of Nazareth was born in a stable to Mary and earth-father Joseph after an immaculate conception from God, with the child destined to be the savior of all who believed in Him and His power to forgive all sin.

Within each hashtag, Twitterers shared photos of Christmas and winter scenery, their own Christmas trees and gifts, family, friends, and religious messages.

Under the hashtag “Christ the Lord,” some quoted Luke 2:11, which reads, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

The trend “Wonderful Counselor” contained quotes from Isaiah 9:6, which reads, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

That verse is found in George Fridric Handel’s well-known “Messiah.”

One Twitter user created the screen name “Happy Birthday Jesus.”

An old German Christmas carol is titled, “Christ Was Born on Christmas Day.”

Just after 10:00 a.m. EST, a non-Christmas entry began to trend.

By 10:14, an all-Christmas trend resumed for a time.

Later, many recognized that American Red Cross founder Clara Barton was born on Christmas Day.

One Response to "“Christmas” Trending on Twitter"

  1. Glenn Harrison   Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 4:10 PM

    In Christ there is no greater hope. Indeed, he is the reason for the season. In him the scriptures have be fulfilled. In our sins we were doomed, in him we have abundant and
    eternal life if we only believe, repent and accept him.

    Likewise, this also applies to nations. For America I have some doubts, but I also have great
    hope for revival. Our past greatness was founded on the christian faith and any future greatness will likewise be founded on the same faith.

    As a former Coke ad/commerical stated, “things go better with Coke”, so too things go
    better for individuals and nations who turn to the God of our founding fathers.

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