Christmas is four days away? Seriously? It seems like just yesterday that we celebrated Christmas 2015! Of course, the older you get, the faster time seems to slide by. Also, retailers help us get cranked up for Christmas in August each year. So, here we are just days away!
My wife and I have always loved Christmas since our earliest recollections. My, how I remember waiting for the mailman to deliver the Sears & Roebuck Christmas Wish Book. By the time December 25th rolled around, it was well-worn with many dog-eared pages.
One of my all-time favorite gifts was in the fourth grade . . . an electric football set with the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. The quarterback could even throw a felt football. If you hit your receiver with the football, it was a completion!
Another huge favorite was the seeming miles of Hot Wheel track, supped-up Hot Wheel cars and a Hot Wheel power house to send those cars tearing around the track. I can still hear ‘em!
Oh how I loved the snowfalls of Christmas in southeast Ohio and West Virginia. One Christmas in Bluefield, it snowed a foot by Christmas morning! What a time we had building sled runs and just wearing it out!
Those were simple, innocent Christmases that are etched in my mind and thought of with great joy and thanksgiving.
This Christmas, I am fearful that many parents will unknowingly give their children and teens a gift that could turn simple, innocent Christmases and lives into sinful, indecent, regret-filled Christmases and lifestyles. Please take time to read the following blog post and take heed. I am begging you to do so!!