When ever did The Yule Log become something to fight over? You would think it impossible because the Yule Log we see on TV on Christmas day is simply a static picture of a fireplace, with a log burning inside it and carols playing over it.
However, last Christmas my family argued over which channel to watch. Seriously, it is a log burning in a fireplace…and so we flipped through several channels discussing which one to actually look at. Seriously!
Have you ever been caught in a meaningless argument over nothing? What a waste of time and effort on everyone’s behalf. However, we are not alone. Listen to the disciples arguing about who was the greatest among them.
But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. (Mark 9:34, NIV)
Or the Jews arguing and not understanding what Jesus said about giving his life on their behalf.
Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”(John 6:52, NIV)
The truth is that God thinks that useless arguments are a waste of time
Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. (2 Timothy 2:23, NIV)
Prayer- Lord, whenever we waste our words on ‘Yule: log discussions, remind us that there are far better things to speak about. Amen.