I'm starting an organization called M.A.T.S.E.M.O.C.S.: Mothers Against the Shameless Emotional Manipulation of "Christmas Shoes." SHAME-LESS, people! If you haven't heard the song just google it.
Also, I've hit a wall with Christmas music on my local Christian radio station. It's probably because for some reason I have no CD's in my car other than a Christmas one. Christmas music is all I have. I've tried the other stations but they play a billion obnoxious commercials and hardly any songs I know or like. I need some Crowder, some Tomlin, some Watermark, some Lakewood. Help. They were playing an ad for an upcoming Tomlin concert and I was seriously like halfway to heaven in worship just singing the short clips of all my favorite songs. I was that desperate. WHERE ARE ALL MY CD'S?!?!
The Chronicles of Narnia is on right now and Aslan is about to commit to be sacrificed in Edmund's place. Edmund was a traitor and therefore he belonged to the White Witch and she was going to kill him. My favorite part is when Alsan roars and the witch is knocked back in her seat. It's a picture of John 18:6. This part - with Aslan the lion being humiliated and killed - is hard to watch but it reminds me of the power of Jesus Christ, who died on a cross in my place and then rose again. How can it be that my King would die for me? Not following me? Read this. It's the whole reason we're so focused on this baby in a manger.