Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas...

We are headed to Arkansas in the morning for the Christmas Holidays. Hope everyone has a wonderful safe Christmas. This is such a busy time of year, but I love it! I received an email the other day that I wanted to share with everyone. You may have already seen it, and it is kinda long, but I felt like it was worth sharing…


A woman 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 of 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 along with all of her bags of stuff. When the doors closed she couldn't take it any longer 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. As we enter the Christmas shopping season, let us remember this year to keep the One who started this "whole Christmas thing" in your every thought, deed, purchase, and word. If we all do this, just think of how different the whole Christmas experience would be. God bless you and have a very Merry Christmas with Christ in it.
till next time…nel
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11

1 comment:

  1. Travel safe, and may you have a precious, blessed and truly memorable Christmas!