Christmas shoes…

What is the meaning of Christmas? Is it a time to party all night long and drink yourself silly? The time for Christmas turkey, pudding and pies? The time to spend and shop till you drop?

When we were small, we would look forward anxiously to Christmas as my mum would buy us new clothes and new shoes…and we would receive lots from presents from our uncles and aunties…and we would visit one another and there would be cakes and biscuits and aerated (fizzy) drinks. In a way, the new stuff symbolises the new Hope for mankind, the presents – the gifts of the Magi (or the Three Wise men)…and the feasting and rejoicing is to commemorate that special day when Jesus Christ was born.

I happened to stumble upon this Christmas song on youtube. The following extract is taken from this website:

The song “The Christmas Shoes” is a touching song making us realize the true essence of Christianity. Christmas is a time not only for joy and celebrations, but also the time for sacrificing our needs to make others happy. The beautiful yet heart wrenching lyrics make us feel the pain and the anxiety of the young boy out to buy the last gift for his mother.

The Christmas Shoes is a universal story of the deeper meaning of destiny, of sharing humanity and carries an important message, that sometimes the smallest things in life can make all the difference so don’t wait for big, materialistic opportunities in life. Open your eyes and you will believe in miracles!

Personally, I think everyone should watch the video clip and listen to this beautiful Christmas song, but please do not blame me should it make you cry buckets…

I knew I’d caught a glimpse of heaven’s love
As he thanked me and ran out
I knew that God had sent that little boy
To remind me just what Christmas is all about.

Perhaps, in the midst of all the festivities, we too should stop and spend a bit of time to think about what Christmas is actually all about.