2017 years ago the One who created history separated history into B.C. (Before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini, meaning ‘Year of the Lord’).
I know some have labeled history before Christ as B.C.E (Before the Common Era), and history after Christ as CE (Common Era). But history labeled with any other letters is still measured by God as ‘Before the Manger’ and ‘After the Manger’ -- Because God designed it that way.
But that's not the end of it.
Here is some good news for our personal histories: As God separated human history, He offers every man and woman an opportunity to separate their own history into a ‘Before Christ,’ and ‘After Christ.’
Here is what the Holy Spirit tells us through St. Paul: Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. (2 Corinthian 5:17).
Are you a new creation in Christ? Are you ‘born again,’ as Jesus defined it in John 3? If so, then thanks be to God that your life’s story has a ‘Before Christ’ and ‘Anno Domini’’ record.