Being a Christian in today's world is very hard. But do not let that scare you, anything worthwhile is worth working for. Being a Christian can be hard but it can also be fun. That is my objective, through my own stories, stories of my friends and a lot of plagiarism (Just kidding, only a little plagiarism.), I am going to show that you can be a Christian and still have fun!

the most wasted of all days is one without
laughter - e e cummings

Friday, December 09, 2005

  Who started Christmas?

With all the stuff going around where people are trying to keep Christ out of Christmas, I thought this is a relevant story.

Who Started Christmas?

Author Unknown

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 house warming, 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 car. 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 car, 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. If we all would, just think how much better this world would be.

Jesus IS The Reason For The Season!

I hope you enjoyed the story.

God bless, Joe

Who started Christmas?


At 11:16 AM, Blogger Bar Bar A said...

Amen, a good reminder!!! Thanks.

At 4:43 AM, Blogger Ron said...

This is a great subject, one I, too, struggle with. We get so busy putting up decorations, buying trees, etc., that I feel that we have taken Jesus completely out of the picture. I heard someone on the radio say that 96% of Americans recognize Christmas; but 96% of Americans are not Christian. So what does that tell you about Christmas? I am not Jewish, so I do not celebrate Hannukah. I am not Muslim, so I do not celebrate Ramadan. But people who are not even Christian celebrate Christmas. Maybe we have taken things too far?

At 6:25 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Yep...Jesus "started" Christmas and we "strung Him Up." But I fear He is not the Christ of the Christmas most people "celebrate." But He could be.

At 2:02 PM, Blogger Guppyman said...

An excellent reminder...

Merry CHRISTmas Joe!


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