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Christmas and M&M's

Christmas and M&M's

The following is an extract from a December 2014 worship at Midland. We thought you might enjoy some seasonal cheer!

And she brought forth her firstborn son and wrapped Him in cloths and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the Inn. Luke 2:7

Without a doubt, there are no close runners up --- Christmas is Mrs. Fairchild's favorite time of the year!

It has nothing to do with shopping, because she's really not fond of stores that aren’t open at 5:30 or 6:00am. Malls give her anxiety attacks and just the thought of having to be near a business establishment on Black Friday causes her to break out in hives!

So why does she like Christmas? Mrs. Fairchild says, "I like Christmas time because of the beautiful lights and the music! About the first of November, I start looking in windows as I drive, looking for those first twinkling lights on trees and I watch the roof lines to see the handiwork of those industrious souls who take advantage of the warm Sundays before Thanksgiving. I get super excited when the snowflakes go up on every other street light pole along Shawnee Mission Parkway!"

But it's the music that really speaks to her at this time of year. "I like to listen to Christmas music all year long, but I have to do it when I’m all by myself in the car because Mr. Fairchild doesn’t think Christmas music is in season until, oh, at least November. The music just makes me happy. You have to smile even if the song is “Nuttin’ for Christmas”!

"On the other hand, you can hardly listen to the majestic Messiah, composed by George Frideric Handel or Silent Night, written by Father Joseph Mohr because the church organ was broken and he needed a song for that evening’s Christmas Eve service, or Away in A Manger, without thinking about that awesome story of how Jesus left the glories of Heaven to be born in a barn...for you and for me.

But Mrs. Fairchild finds there are reminders everywhere you look, all year long! Take that favorite candy, the M&M for example – as you turn an M&M, the M becomes a W, then an E, and then a 3.

It tells the Christmas Story,
It’s the one I’m sure you know.
It took place in a stable, a long, long time ago.
The E is for the East, where the star shone oh so bright.
The M is for the Manger; where Baby Jesus slept that night.
The 3 is for the wise men bearing gifts, with haste they came.
W is for worship, an angel Choir sang praises to His name.
So as you eat these candies, or share them with a friend . . .
Remember the true Spirit of Christmas and never let it end!

Merry Christmas from Midland!