As was remarked by the great philosopher Aristotle, when philosophy is unable to approach truth, one turns to mythology. The dates assigned to the birth of the Christ, as well of his crucifixion and resurrection have mythological significance.
The name of Jesus in Hebrew is Yeshua; it was a common alternative form Yehoshua which means YHWH saves and YHWH is I AM.
Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM [YHWH] has sent me to you.’ ” –Exodus 3.13-14
The way of Jesus Christ is through the Christ himself, that is to say, through the I which is which is ‘one with the Father’, which is ‘the Word that was in the Beginning, with God, and was God’ (John 3:16; 10:30; 1:1). Having completely emptied himself of him usual worldly self, so that the word we hear is not his and is instead the Word of the Father who sent him, (John 14:24), having become a transmitting conduit without any personal distortions, he could say, “I am not myself the source of the words I speak: it is the Father who dwells in me doing his own work” (John 14:10). Such an I, in supreme identity with the Father, is the one which can say, “I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
The above quotation in the Gospel of John needs to be understood as follows:
“I AM is the way, the truth and the life.” (John 14.6)
The day assigned to the birth of Christ, who is born in order to bring light to the world, is the darkest day of the year, December 21, which becomes December 25 owing to the shift from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar in the 16th century.