The Best Christmas Ever
Every Christmas since I was 8 years old, I have ended the gift giving and unwrapping with the phrase, “This was the best Christmas, EVER!” I truly believe that that specific Christmas was better than any before it. While that may or may not be true, Christmas of 2007, I gave the best Christmas gift, ever!
I had been out of ministry for two years and I had a really good year at my sales job. I wanted to do something special and something that would blow Trisha’s mind. On Christmas morning, I gave her two tickets to see Les Miserables. Trisha had seen the musical when she was in high school in Chicago and it was her favorite musical of all time. When she opened the box, she looked more confused than excited…she was confused because that show hadn’t been on Broadway in years. What she didn’t know was it was back! Back for a 25th anniversary showing for a limited time on Broadway in New York. She was stunned.
The day after Christmas, we flew to New Jersey; took the train to New York; went to dinner at a very nice restaurant; went to see Les Miserables on Broadway; stayed up all night walking around New York city; then flew home the next day. It was truly the best Christmas present I’ve ever given. (And now that we are back in ministry, it will be the best present I will ever give. 🙂 )
I thought it would be fun today to brag on ourselves a little. What is the best Christmas present you have ever given?