Who started 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 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 car. She pushed her way into the
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 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.
Submitted by Dick, Williamsport, Md.