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A Christmas Story

Updated: Dec 24, 2021

What is the true meaning of Christmas?

Maybe, you feel that you overspend and overindulge. Maybe Christmas has lost its magic. MAYBE, Santa is not real after all. MAYBE, this story about Jesus does not inspire you. It is time to reassure you that there is magic this time of the season with a story: of hope, faith, joy, peace, and light.

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, a little boy was ecstatic to lay out the cookies and milk. He even sprinkled magic reindeer dust outside in the snow to attract the reindeer to his house. There was joy and excitement before bed; the boy could hardly sleep. Christmas morning was here! The magic filled the whole house; he gathered around the tree with his family to open gifts.

Today, I ask myself, “Where is that joy?” “Where is that little kid in me?” Maybe, it was the gifts, the belief, the build-up, the memories, or just maybe it had nothing to do with that at all. I am not here to lecture you on 'The True Meaning of Christmas'--- or for your meaning to be found in Jesus. We all are allowed to have our own beliefs. However, I am here to find that little kid in me again.

Three Short Stories:

1. Once at the North Pole, all the elves prayed for snow. On the day of prayer: all the elves gathered at the toy shop, but only one elf brought snow boots. That is faith.

2. When Comet was one year old, he was learning to fly. The reindeer tossed him in the air, Comet laughed. Why? Comet knew the reindeer would be there to catch him if he fell. That is trust.

3. Every night that Santa goes to bed, he does not have the assurance that he will wake up alive the next morning. Santa still sets the alarm for tomorrow. That is hope.

Christmas is a story of hope. We tend to want the Christmas miracle to be wrapped up in a gift. The magic to be found in someone or something else, and the joy to come from the outside. This Christmas, challenge yourself to look inward. Find the joy of that eight-year-old boy all around you! Put your faith in something bigger than yourself. That is a true Christmas Story.

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