Nobody seems to know for sure how Boxing Day started.. One theory is that its origins can be found in the Christmas carol "Good King Wenceslas," which tells about Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia, in the early 10th century, who was surveying his land on St. Stephen’s Day. Dec. 26. He saw a poor man gathering wood in the middle of a snowstorm. Moved, the King gathered up surplus food and carried it through the blizzard to the peasant’s door. It is believed that this occurred the day after Christmas. But whether this is the origin of Boxing day or not, the day has become for many, a holiday, to relax and enjoy the gifts they received for Christmas. And coming right after Christmas, it can also be a day of gratitude and contemplation, not only for the material gifts received, but for Jesus, the One who is the greatest gift of all. As Paul wrote, “Thanks be to God for His indescribable Gift.” He gives us forgiveness and everlasting life. Have you received that Gift?
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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