Dec 17, 2009

Whoever Started this Christmas Thing

     An email has been going around. You may have already read it, but it was just forwarded to me. The email is everything a forward should be; short, but powerful. Hope you enjoy. 

     On the radio this morning, I heard a story about a woman who was 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.

      As they headed toward the elevator, she was feeling what so many of us feel during the Christmas holiday.  Overwhelming pressure to go to every party, every open house, taste all the holiday food and treats, and get that perfect gift for every single person on our shopping list, making sure we don't forget anyone on our card list, and 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.  She pushed her way into the elevator 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 said,  "Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found, strung up and shot."

      From the back of the elevator she heard a quiet calm voice respond,  "Don't worry, we already crucified him."

      For the rest of the trip down in 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,  just think of how different this whole world would be.

Post Tenebras Lux!


Seth said...

I wasn't sent this email. Anyway, it's kind of ironic. Hmmm, is that the word? I'm not sure, it's just so strange that so many people get so excited and so mad over the "Christmas thing" just because of the gifts and yada yada yada. But they forget, or don't even know how it started :(. Very interesting email though.

Storyteller said...

I thought it was interesting too, Seth. A good reminder of the reason for the season.

AB said...

It blows my mind that Jesus loves us so much even though we're the ones who killed Him and totally turned our backs on Him. It saddens me when people completely forget the Reason for the season. Thanks for posting this, ST.

Nice banner, btw. :)

Storyteller said...

I agree, Watcher.

Thanks for the comment and the compliment. Speaking of shopping, I bought the quill pen as an early Christmas present to myself the other day. *laughs*

AB said...

Nice! It's purty! :D

Storyteller said...

I think so too. *laughs*

Anonymous said...

I am thinking I can post now? The cpu has changed :D. Nice blog post :)


Storyteller said...

YES!!! I got your post, Millard! (well, obviously...) I'm so glad your computer was fixed!
And I'm glad you liked the blog post. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow. That's a great story. ~whisper

Storyteller said...

Danke, whisper! I thought so too, and so I had to share it. :)