Friday, December 05, 2008

View On Wrapping Christmas Gifts...

This is the time of year when we think back to the very first Christmas, when the Three Wise Men; Caspar, Balthasar and that other guy; went to see the baby Jesus and according to the Bible, "presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh."

These are simple words, but if we analyze them carefully, we discover an important, yet often overlooked, theological fact...

There is no mention of wrapping paper!

If there had been wrapping paper Matthew would have also written:

"And lo, the gifts were inside six hundred square cubits of papyrus and the papyrus was festooned with festive pictures of angels blowing trumpets.

But these words do not appear in the Bible, which is undeniable evidence that the very first Christmas gifts were NOT wrapped.

This is because the people giving those gifts had two important characteristics:

1. They were wise.
2. They were men.

Men are not big gift wrappers. We do not understand the point of putting paper around a gift just so somebody else can tear it off.

Perhaps it's because they don't make wrapping paper that can hold a man's interest long enough for him to complete this tedious task.

That is why today I am presenting: Wrapping Paper For Men:


Blogger Noelle said...

That is highly disturbing, and why in my family we just use scrap paper to wrap presents.

16/12/08 09:42  
Anonymous fidelio said...

It's the thought that counts, not the wrapping paper or the gift...right? LOL!

16/12/08 10:29  
Blogger Season said...

This really had me laughing! I guess next year I need to buy you "special" wrapping paper. Love ya' babe!

16/12/08 11:55  
Anonymous Sharp As A Marble said...

When I do wrap a gift up I never take more than 15 seconds per gift. No one ever has to wonder which present is from me. They are usually the ones that look like enormous spitballs.

16/12/08 13:18  

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