Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Axeman Speaks December 23, 2013

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Greetings, wrestling fans, and Merry Christmas one and all!

If you are wanting to read a politically correct column, stop here. I assure you that this column is far from politically correct. 

I promised you a Christmas column, so here it is. I must admit, however, that I am having somewhat of a difficult time getting into the Christmas spirit lately! All around us we see all kinds of holiday activities going on... parties, shopping, Santa, sports, and all the hoopla that goes with this time of year. But, where is the real reason we celebrate in the first place?

Perhaps you have heard the phrase, "war on Christmas" used at various times by different Christian organizations. Businesses are trying to eliminate all references to Christmas by saying "happy holidays" or "enjoy the winter break." That's sad, my friends. Everyone wants to be politically correct. They do not want to offend anyone by using the word, "Christmas." Well, here's a news flash for ya: I am offended by the elimination of the word, "Christmas."

There is more attention being given to the controversy surrounding Duck Dynasty and the A & E Network that to the reason for the season. How very, very sad!

But there are still some who will celebrate CHRISTmas. Check out this video:

Apparently, the US Air Force band has no problem with Christmas. I salute them! Or, check this one out. It's not really intended to be a Christmas song, but it was sent to me as a gift by someone very dear to me, and the message is beautiful:

So many people are missing Christmas! Oh, they won't miss the day, just the reason behind the celebration, Jesus Christ. 

It is easy to get wrapped up in all the celebration and forget why we are celebrating. So, here is a reminder:

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgement and with justice from henceforth and forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this." - Isaiah 9:6-7

Please read the first two chapters of the book of Matthew, and the first two chapters of the book of Luke in the Bible if you need any additional reminders as to why we celebrate Christmas. In fact, please read it anyway.

This Christmas, please don't miss Christ. This Christmas, have fun, enjoy being around family and friends, enjoy the food, the festivities, the gifts, but please keep Jesus at the center of it all. We need him now more than ever before.

So, I wish all of you a very happy and peaceful and memorable Christmas. Please be safe, and please include Christ in your celebration.

The Axeman has spoken.

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