What’s with the tacky sweater thing?
The Christmas I turned fourteen, my gift was a bulky knit red sweater, and I thought it was divine. Yo had to be there…
In the eighties the sweaters had giant shoulder pads in them, I was never a fan of those and always took them out, but then the shoulders drooped because of the extra material put in to hold up the shoulder pads! I felt like it made me look like a linesman for the Green Bay Packers… not my favorite look!
A few years ago, my son came in to show me the tacky sweater he had bought to wear to a business party… with a dress shirt and a tie!
Wow, what has the world of fashion come to?
On the night Jesus was born in Bethlehem the angels probably didn’t have shoulder pads in the celestial robes in front of their wings…and I can say with confidence that they weren’t wearing tacky sweaters.
Luke 2: 8-14 There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them, and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.” At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises: Glory to God in the heavenly heights, Peace to all men and women on earth who please him.
There is no deep meaning or wise words here… just sharing my thoughts and wanting to say that while we are having fun and enjoying the Christmas Holidays let us remember that Jesus is the Reason for the Season, and yes, I will be in church on Christmas morning celebrating Jesus’ birthday…along with mine, and I just might wear a tacky sweater 🙂