On Sunday when we went to get a few things at Eaton Center, we took the opportunity to walk along the Christmas window displays that have been set up in the store front of The Hudson’s Bay. I enjoyed looking at the the elves preparing for Christmas and Santa’s midnight ride to deliver all the gifts to children all over the world. There were scenes of carollers and of people in their homes on Christmas Eve.
In the last window, we saw Santa sitting down for his Christmas meal after a hard night’s work taking the time to relax and celebrate until preparations begin for the next year.
As we walked up Queen street to catch the streetcar, we came across a wooden box holding a Nativity scene. Amid all the Santas that abound in the city and the glittering Christmas trees that are seen in every store, this scene was a welcome sight to behold.
To me, the Nativity scene symbolises the true reason why Christians celebrate Christmas. The birth of Christ was was the beginning of a series of events that led to the spiritual salvation of many. Christmas is a time to ponder on this and on the reasons why we remain Christians in a world that is focused on materialism.
Do you enjoy looking at the Christmas displays in store front windows?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
(This post is linked to Jo’s Monday Walk. Head on over to her blog to see where else you can walk this week.)