“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.
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.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.