CHRISTMAS

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CHRISTMAS

Someone e-mailed this to me, and I figured since the holidays are here it was a good reminder!! Don’t forget the reason for all the excitement at this time of year! Happy Holidays!!

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, get that perfect

gift for every single person on our shopping list, make 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.

Jesus is the Reason For The Season!