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My Christmas Tie

No tie, socks, or handkerchiefs for me this Christmas, but several years ago my kids gave me a beautiful Christmas tie, with a small music box inside.  When one pushed the button on the lower part of the tie, it played Jungle Bells. I wore the tie on the following Sunday and preached at the church where I was serving as Interim Pastor.  Approximately half-way through the sermon, I leaned into the pulpit, thus pushing on the music button.  With the music box located just an inch or so from my lapel microphone, the sermon was interrupted with the playing of Jungle Bells, loud enough for the congregation to hear and enjoy. To my dismay, they enjoyed it far too much. Completing the sermon became increasingly difficult as people continued to snicker and giggle. I wondered briefly how God was reacting when I remembered Psalm 2:4, “He who sits in the heavens laughs” (NASB). I hope you enjoyed your Christmas as much as that congregation enjoyed my Christmas tie.

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