Sunday, December 20, 2009

Remember the Reason for the Season - Merry Christmas

This morning I heard a story on the radio of a woman who was out Christmas shopping with her two children. After many hours of looking at row after row of toys and everything else imaginable. And after  hours of hearing both her children asking for everything they saw on those many shelves, she finally made it to the elevator with her two kids. She was feeling what so many of us feel during the holiday season this time of the year. Overwhelming pressure to go to every party, every housewarming, taste all the holiday food and treats, getting that perfect gift for every single person on our shopping list, making sure we don't forget anyone on our card list, and the pressure of making sure we respond to everyone who sent us a card. Finally the elevator doors opened and there was already a crowd in the elevator car. She pushed her way into the elevator car and dragged her two kids in with her and all the bags of stuff. When the doors closed she couldn't take it anymore and stated, "Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found, strung up and shot." From the back of the elevator car everyone heard a quiet calm voice respond, "Don't worry we already crucified him." For the rest of the trip down the elevator it was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.Don't forget this year to keep the One who started this whole Christmas thing in your every thought, deed, purchase, and word. If we all did it, just think of how different this whole world would be. Merry Christmas to all.



The Griper said...

he smiles as he whispers, i like, i like. good story, little one. hits the nail right on the head

RightKlik said...

It's so easy to lose sight of what's important. Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

It's a good story. We can't really "blame" Jesus though. He began as the reason for the season... at this point it feels like this season is getting out of control. I mean we see Christmas decorations WITH halloween decorations. Anyway, it just doesn't feel like He is as involved and embraced as He should be because He is the reason for this season.

Just a conservative girl said...

You are too right. We have commercialized the holiday beyond recogition. Did you know that KMart put out Christmas stuff in August this year? It is so sad.

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