Who started Christmas?

A woman was Christmas shopping with her two children.. After many hours of walking down row after row of toys and after hours of hearing both her children asking for everything they saw on those many shelves, she finally made it to the store elevator with her two children in hand.

She was feeling what so many of us feel during the holiday season time of the year, getting that perfect gift for every single person on our shopping list, overwhelming pressure to go to every party, every housewarming, taste all the holiday food and treats, 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 revealing a crowd in the elevator. She pushed her way in and dragged her two kids and all her bags of stuff in with her. As the doors closed she couldn't take it anymore and blurted out, "Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found, strung up, and shot." From the back of the crowd, a quiet calm voice responded, "Don't worry, we've already crucified Him." The rest of the trip down 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.


Anonymous said…
The Christmas "thing" is manufactured by our personal desires, fears and manipulations. The original Christmas was an adoring of the Christ child. I often think, "How much time do we spend in the bondage of Christmas tradition created by men...and how much do we spend in worshipping Christ; the intent of Christmas created by God?"
Joy Ziegler said…
Good point, David! It is so important that we don't miss out on the reason for this season....and more than just the catch phrase of "Jesus is the reason for the season!" HE IS the reason. May we worship HIM this season.

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