What is the driving force behind it all? It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that we’re doing it again! We complain every year yet we go ahead and do it. We push Thanksgiving to the side and rush our way to the Christmas season. Why?
What is so important about Christmas that we essentially ignore Thanksgiving? You’d like to think it is because of celebrating the birth of The Savior. More times than not it isn’t. If it were we would include Thanksgiving into our celebration and place the proper emphasis on being grateful for countless blessings.
So again, what drives us to get to Christmas? The mindset displayed by our actions is to bypass Thanksgiving. Well naturally it is the many gifts we receive. That’s what drives us! Not quite!!
I propose it is “greed.” Commercially, the stores want to vie for our attention and because of the enormous businesses in our land we are bombarded with ads and all manner of solicitations.
Already we see in early November the Christmas commercials, hear the radio playing Christmas songs and our mail swimming in Christmas colors and offers. Don’t look now but it’s your money they want. It is not to get you to remember God loves you so much He sent THE Savior to die for you!
Why, in most cases you can’t even celebrate Christmas in a christian manner! Nativity scenes are offensive. C’mon Man!!!
I guess it is a whole other blog but what in Hades does Santa have to do with real Christmas?
So let’s go deeper in debt, give each other gifts while Jesus is given nothing, create anger and hostility because of the after-Christmas bills coupled with the dislike of the gifts we were given and wonder just why is it we do this every year. Aren’t you eager to stand in the return lines at Walmart, lowe’s, etc…
Give me, give me, give me.