What Christmas Has Come To Mean

 

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night..”

– Luke 2:8-16

 

Take the time to read the entire above passage of Scripture in your Bible. Then compare the wonderful words of Luke’s Christmas narrative to this all-too-true modern day parody:

 

And there were in the same country children keeping watch over their stockings by the fireplace at night. 

And, Lo! Santa Clause came upon them; and they were sore afraid. 

And Santa said unto them: “Fear not, for behold, I bring you tidings of great joy which be to all people who can afford them. 

For there will be with you a multitude of relatives and friends, praising you and saying, ‘Thank you so much, it was just what I wanted.’ 

And it shall come to pass as the friends and relatives have gone away into their own homes, the parents shall say to one another, ‘What a mess to clean up! I’m tired, let’s go to bed and pick up this mess tomorrow.  Thank goodness, Christmas only comes once a year! Maybe I can exchange this crummy gift for something else!’ 

And they go with haste to their cold bed and find their desired rest.”

 
Your Servant In Christ, 
Rev. Charles Twymon