I heard a story of a woman who was Christmas shopping with her two children. After hours of hearing them asking for everything they saw, she finally made it to the elevator.
She was feeling overwhelming pressure—to go to every party, to decorate the house festively, to cook the perfect holiday meals and treats, to buy perfect gifts, and to respond to everyone who sent a card.
There was a crowd in the elevator, but she pushed her way into the car, dragging her kids and bags of stuff. When the doors closed she stated, “Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found, strung up and shot.”
From the back of the car everyone heard a 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.
This story is a reminder to me to keep the One who started this whole Christmas thing in my every thought, deed, purchase, and word. How about you?
-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"