Christmas Peace at Checkout

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­čÄä┬áRecently, a frazzled, frustrated checkout clerk asked me, as she was ringing up a few items, “Why are so JOLLY? Don’t you know it’s Christmas, the WORST time of the year to work in retail?”

I paused, looked into her stressed, tired face and said, “Yes, you may be right, however, the first Christmas wasn’t in retail, it was in a little, peaceful town of Bethlehem, where’s there’s no long checkout lines. Love was born there with a baby, not a box.”

I thought she was going to start crying right then and there in front of the whole store. I then leaned forward, looked at her with compassion and said, in a lower tone of voice, “I wish you more than a Merry Christmas—I wish you Jesus, the Prince of Peace.”

She just stared at me in shock with a little smile starting to crack her frown and said, “Thank you. I needed that.”

Be on the lookout, this Christmas, for those “God moments” He gives you. The more your joy shows, the more the world wonders. And, the more the world wonders, the bigger your door of opportunity to share the reason for this season: Jesus.

David Crews

Author: David Crews Ph.D.

As a published author, David's first book was "A Comparative Analysis of Theological and Psychological Worldview Perspectives" (Scholar's Press, 2018). His second book, "Union with Christ for Today," followed it's release. David holds two earned Doctorates; a Ph.D. in Philosophy and a D.Th. Doctorate in Theology. He also graduated with Honors with two additional, earned degrees, two Master's degrees (M.A.) Additionally, he has pursued Post-Doctorate Studies in Archeology and Ancient History from Oxford University and the London School of Theology in the U.K. Visit our Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/davidcrewsauthor/