Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Does Christmas exist any more?

Does Christmas even exist any more? I walked around today in a department store we are all familiar with. Every one scurrying to get their presents for under the tree. I saw the mom, rushing to get the new must have toy this year, and the husband who has to get that fabulous ring his wife wants. Or how bout that guy who is wanting to propose on Christmas? I saw all this and more.
I saw the weary eyes from to little sleep, I saw the stress etched in foreheads as people contemplated not paying a bill in order to get that perfect gift. I saw the hope in young kids eyes, for the presents they knew Santa was probably not ever going to leave under there tree.
I saw how we have turned Christmas in to such a hustle, bustle, struggle of must haves, and can't do withouts. I want to know what happened to just plain old Christmas. Where you go to church and remember why we are here to begin with. Or going to the family dinner. When did we become so caught up in the rat race Christmas has become that we have forgotten those who are less fortunate than ourselves? When did we loss the desire to praise the one person that Christmas brought to us?
I want you to think about the last time you stepped out of the rat race and had a day of old time Christmas. Do you even remember it? What did it feel like? Was it worth it?
When will you have another day like that?
Why not this year? Make this year the year you turn back to that special day, the day our lord was born